*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                Irish Scones
 
 Recipe By     : “Aine.McManus” <mcmanus@maths.anu.edu.au>, Gaelic List
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic/Irish                     Breads/Biscuits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           white flour
      1/2  teaspoon      baking powder
      1/4  pound         butter -- softened
    2      ounces        sugar
    1                    egg -- slightly beaten
    2      ounces        milk
                         Sultanas (white raisins) optional
                         Walnut halves (optional)
 
 Mix flour and baking powder. Add butter, blending until mixture is 
 butter-colored. Add sugar and continue to mix well. Add half the beaten egg and
all the milk. Add raisins or some nuts, if desired, 
 mixing well to make a sticky dough. Turn dough onto floured board and 
 knead at least 5 minutes or longer. Cut dough into rounds and place on greased
baking sheet or hot frying pan. Brush tops of scon
 es with remainder of beaten egg. Place walnut halves on top, if 
 desired. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown. If
preparing over an open fire, heat frying pan till very hot
 . Place scones in pan and cook 7 to 8 minutes. Turn and cook 7 to 8 
 minutes more. Makes 6 scones.
 
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