Biscuits or Scones 1972 (British )

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are so simple, flakey, and fast. Please note the recipe should say 3/4 cup milk to 7/8 of a cup....Since the change over its got a 1 in there. Which they yet have to correct...See also my instructions where it states i use 3/4 of a cup of milk.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the salt, flour, soda, and cream of tartar all together in a bowl. Add cold butter, and rub with the palms of your hands to mash butter into flakes or long flat slivers well. There should be still flat lumps or flakes that are noticeable. Add the cold milk and just toss all with your hands until a soft dough starts to form. Just adding the amount of milk that takes you to this stage, I usually use just 3/4 cup. This depends on the flour and weather. Place on floured counter and form into a round disk about 3/4 inch thick, gently. Cut into 8 wedges.
  2. Place on greased cookie sheet.Brush with some cold milk.
  3. Bake at 425 for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. If you would like a sweeter scone add in 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup plumped raisins.
  5. Or a cheddar cheese biscuit before adding the milk add in 1/2 cup grated cheddar.


Most Helpful

Made these to go with our dinner tonight "Recipe #224132" #224132. They were easy to make, great tasting. Made with the grated cheese. Made for ZWTIII for Family Pick.

MomLuvs6 July 09, 2007

These scones are easy to make and I tried a batch with some sugar as well. The texture of scone is light, tender and fluffy, must try !!!!

Tom & Jerry March 13, 2006

I've made this before and it is great to serve hot from the oven with a meal of chili or stew.

Chef guruow January 18, 2006

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