I often make scones because everyone adores them, especially the French! They are very quick and very simple and this is a recipe I have used for ever.
Take 80zs of flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, and 2ozs of salted butter. Crumble everything together with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add some milk a little at a time until the dough holds together without being sticky.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface with a rolling-pin until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into rounds, I use a 1.5inch cutter. Brush with a little beaten egg and bake at 220C/425F for approximately 15 minutes.
Many people add sugar to scones but I don’t! I like them better this way and strangely so do the children.
Serve them warm with your choice of jam and for a really decadent touch top with some thick cream.
This recipe will make approximately 12 scones.