I have been going through some renovations lately that seem to have dragged on and on. The house is still undercover - it feels like Miss Haversham's from Great Expectations! Very Halloween, except enough is enough - I'm tired with it all now, the constant cleaning so the mess doesn't get walked all around the house, workers in and out. Its annoying having to flip up the sheets every time you want to find something. This was the case the other day. I flipped up a sheet annoyingly and down plopped a book, very random! The Commonsense Cookery Book. First published in 1914 (although my book is relatively new). Its a very plain book no pictures or photos and few diagrams. The black ribbon marker was neatly pressed inside the book and when I opened it at the page the receipe was for scones - plain and simple. So scones it was.
2 cups self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 tablespoons or 60g buter or margarine
1 cup of milk
What to do
Preheat the oven in readiness - it needs to be hot.
Grease or flour a baking tray
Sift flour and salt together
Melt butter and make up to 1 cup liquid with milk (keeping the rest of the milk in reserve for glazing)
Mix ingredients into a soft dough
Turn onto a floured board - knead lightly and quickly
Roll out to approx 2cm thick and cut with a round cutter 4.5cm makes about 12
Place on the greased tray and brush with milk
Cook quickly 8-10 minutes in a hot oven 230-260C
Cool on a tray and resist not breaking them open there and then!
They can be served with jam and whipped cream for the traditional English afternoon tea or a generous spread of butter or just nude!
Sending this off to Belleau Kitchen for November Random Recipe Challenge