500g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
75g cold unsalted butter, diced
300 ml milk
1 large egg, beaten
75g raisins or sultanas for fruit scones
75g cheddar cheese for cheese scones
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar into a bowl.
Rub in the cold diced unsalted butter.
Add the milk all at once. Mix briefly.
Add cheese or dried fruit, if you choose to now.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly. The key to lights scones is to work the dough as little as possible.
Roll out to about 3cms. Dip the cutter into the flour and cut out about 12 scones.
Place on a greased baking tray, near each other so as they rise in the oven they will touch.
Brush with the beaten egg and cook for 10 minutes or until risen and golden.
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