- 8 oz flour
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 4 oz butter
- 1 egg
- 2 oz sugar (optional)
- 4 oz dried fruit OR grated cheese (optional)
Set oven to 450 or Mark 8. Sift flour, cream of tartar and soda in bowl, then cut in butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in sugar for plain scones, or sugar and dried fruit, or omit sugar and just add cheese. Make a well in the centre and add beaten egg. Stir in enough milk to make a soft and slightly wet dough. Turn out onto floured surface, then flatten dough gently with hands to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Form into 2-inch rounds, handling as lightly as possible. (Batter should make 12.) Place on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden, checking after 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve plain, or with your favourite topping.
- modified from Welsh Teatime Recipes.