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Classic Scones

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Cream of tartar 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Castor sugar 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Egg 1 (Made Up To 1/4 Pint With Milk)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 425°F, 220°C or Gas No. 7.

MAKING
2) In a large mixing basin sift flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar (or use 4 level teaspoons baking powder).
3) Cut in butter and add sugar.
4) Add egg and milk. Mix together.
5) Measure egg and milk and mix. Alternately add approximately 4 tablespoons milk to the egg.
6) Add egg and milk into the centre of the dry ingredients.
7) With a fork or blade of a knife, mix into a soft dough.
8) Lightly flour a surface and place the dough in it.
9) Pat or roll out to a thickness no less than 1/2 inch (1 cm).
10) With a sharp floured knife cut into squares or cut out rounds with a 2-inch (5-cm) floured cutter.
11) There will be 9-12 scones. Use up all the trimmings.
12) On a floured baking tray arrange the scones. Sprinkle flour over it.
13) Keep at the top of oven and bake for 10 minutes.

SERVING
14) Serve warm.

TIPS
To make soft light scones dust the tin and the scones with flour before baking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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