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Measure 2 cups self-rising flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in 2 level dessert spoons butter. Mix lightly to soft dough with 3/4 cup milk.Handle minimally to a slab 3/4" thick and cut into shape on floured board.Glaze with milk. Place close together on greased and floured tray. Bakein hot (400-450F) oven 12 - 15 minutes.

3 c high grade flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
25g (1 oz) butter
about 1 cup milk

Sift dry ingredients, rub in butter and mix to a soft dough with milk, knead on a lightly floured board, roll out, cut, place on lightly greased and floured tray and bake in a hot oven 230C (450F) for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. To this basic recipe you can add sugar, fruit, cheese, etc.

Hints for making scones.Sift baking powder, flour and salt. Rub in butter thoroughly but quickly and lightly using the tips ofyour fingers, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in milk lightly and quickly, using a knife. Make a soft dough.Turn on a lightly floured board and knead lightly. Roll lightly to about 12-20mm (1/2 to 3/4 inch) thick. Cut into shapes. The flour you use is important, use a flour with a high protein content. The recipe is made using a baking powder made with cream of tarter as the main ingredient. If using a baking powder with a food phosphate as the main ingredient, warm the milk slightly before use. Mix lightly but quickly. Overhandling will result in a tougher product.

2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg (beaten)
4 tbs Crisco

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Mix dry ingredients and sugar, then cut in Crisco. Combine beaten egg and milk. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix until it forms a soft spongy dough. Place dough on a lightly floured board and knead lightly until smooth. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a 3/4 inch thick circle and score into 6 triangles. Brush top with a little egg or milk to help it brown better. Place on tray and bake 10 to 15 minutes.Variations: Add 1/2 cup chopped dates, currants, raisins, or mixed peel. OR Add 1/2 cup grated cheese. [Raisins are one of the most traditional additions. These should be added to the dry ingredients. If you forget they can be kneaded in at the kneading stage.]