Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
3 cups Edmonds standard plain flour
6 teaspoons Edmonds baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 - 1½ cups milk, approximately
extra milk for glazing
1. Preheat oven to 220oC. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cut butter in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add 1 cup milk and mix quickly with a knife to a soft dough, adding more milk if needed. Knead a few times.
3. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour. Press scone mix out on floured bench or tray, cut into 12 even-sized pieces. Place on oven tray, brush tops with milk and place in top half of oven to bake
4. Bake scones for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Once golden brown with crisp crusts, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cooling on a rack will give you crisp crusts, while covering them with a clean tea towel will give a soft scone.
If you are pushed for time you can make these scones using Edmonds self raising flour rather than standard plain flour and baking powder. Alternatively, you can use Edmonds Scone Mix and simply add water, for an even easier way to make scones.
Traditionally you would serve scones with jam and cream but try freshly sliced strawberries with your whipped cream for a fresh change.
Make scone dough as for plain scones and then add:
1¼ cups grated tasty cheese
100g ham, diced