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                        Plain Oven Scones (Scottish)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           SR flour
    2       oz           Butter
    1       t            Caster sugar
      1/4   pt           Buttermilk, full cream milk
                         Or soured milk
            pn           Salt
 
   Set oven to 450F or Mark 8. Grease and tlour a baking
   sheet. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in
   the butter. Add suf icient Of the milk to make a moist
   and spongy dough. Turn out on to a floured surface and
   knead gently. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut
   into rounds with a 2 1/2 inch  pastry  cutter.  Place
   on  the baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and
   bake for 8-10 minutes until risen and light golden in
   colour. Cool on a wire rack.   Serve split in half
   with butter and jam.
   
   For rich scones add 1 beaten egg to the dry
   ingredients before adding sufficient  milk. Brush the
   tops of the scone with beaten egg rather than with
   milk.
   
   From the booklet Scottish Teatime Recipes
  
 
 
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