Easy English Scones

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Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

An easy to make recipe which I found on the internet and adapted (improved!) slightly. (Note: the English don't generally put coconut in their scones, it just adds a little flavour). Serve with thick cream and jam at tea time along with a hot drink. Yum! (See Cheese Scones for alternative).

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F or 220°C and grease baking tray with margarine ready.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  3. Cut in the margarine or butter till mixture resembles very fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the raisins and coconut.
  4. Add the milk and mix to make a smooth dough. (Adding a little more milk if necessary. The mix should not be too dry).
  5. Knead very lightly for ten seconds on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to about 3/4" thick (2 cm) and either cut into individual scones.
  6. Bake for approximately 12 minutes (makes about 18 scones).