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qahtan's picture


waiting for jam and cream

Quick, simple and delicious.

Savoury scones, with added chopped black olives, onion and cheese, cut with a small 1 1/2 inch round cutter, ideal for party food, or sweet scones with added dried fruit, split and buttered or even plain sweet scones split spread with jam and cream, yum,,,,,,,,,,,,,


dstroy's picture

wow! Those look fantastic! I think there may be scones on the menu for the near future here too now.

um....I just noticed a key missing element to your post - a recipe!

qahtan's picture


3 cups flour
3 heaped teaspoons double acting baking powder
about 1 quarter cup butter
sift flour and baking powder together, rub in butter, add
1 egg beaten and
enough cold milk to make a soft dough when stirred with knife, with still a little flour showing.

Turn out and give about 10 turns of kneading, enough to just tidy the dough, but DO NOT OVER WORK IT. Roll lightly and evenly to about 3/4 inch, cut out with cutter to size of choice,2 inch norm, place on ungreased baking tray and bake 400