Best scones

    Best scones


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    About this recipe: After much trial and error, I've come up with this basic scone recipe which rivals the best.

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 4 tablespoons margarine
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 125ml (4 fl oz) milk
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
    2. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
    3. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough milk to mix to a soft dough.
    4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out to a 2cm thickness. Cut into 5cm rounds and place on the prepared baking tray. Brush with milk to glaze.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter or clotted cream and jam.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. used self raising flour instead of plain half tsp of baking soda and 1tsp baking powder 30z of milk makes 8 Perfect scones enjoy - 01 Aug 2010

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