Makes 8-10 scones
- 350g Self Raising Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 175ml Milk
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 85g Butter (in cubes)
- 1 egg (to glaze)
- Dried fruit (optional)
Add the flour, salt and baking powder to a bowl and mix together.
Add the butter and rub with your hands until you create a fine crumbly texture. Then stir in the sugar.
Put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for around 30 seconds until warm. Put to one side to let slightly cool (not completely) whilst you grease a baking tray (you could use a baking sheet instead if you prefer.) Make a well in the dry mix, and add the warm-ish milk to this well. Mix it in quickly with a metal cutlery knife until you are left with a doughy consistency which can be moulded. This is the point at which you can add any dried fruit such as raisons or sultanas to the mix if you want fruit scones, you can judge fairly easily by eye how much fruit seems right; usually around 3-5 handfuls.
Sprinkle some flour on a work surface and your hands. put your mixture on top of this. fold the dough over a few times, and then using your hands pat into a circular shape 4-5 centimetres high.
Using a 5 centimetre cutter, cut out four rounds from the dough. Place these on the greased or paper lined baking tray.
After this, roll the dough together again and repeat the process of folding it a few times and patting it into a circular shape. You should be able to get at least another 4 scones from this. brush the tops with beaten egg and place in the oven.
Bake on gas 7/ 220C/ fan 200C for 15 minutes and find something else to entertain yourself.
Remember to keep checking them as they can quickly change from undercooked to burnt (I have made this mistake before…many times…because I apparently don’t pay a lot of attention to things most of the time oops.)