Recipe by Auntie Mags
This traditional recipe was brought to North America by my Great Grandmother Noon. We love it; it's rich and crumbly, the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea. It's a real Scottish type of scone-- it's a bit sweet and dense. I suppose you could add raisins to it-- but Grandma Noon might come back and haunt you...
Top Review by Vinca
I've been searching for scones like my Scottish granny used to make. These weren't even close. I followed the directions exactly, but thought these were heavy and not particularly good tasting. Sorry.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 1 egg yolk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles a bowl of small marbles.
- Add milk and beaten egg white and blend well. Add more milk slowly if mixture is dry.
- Turn onto floured cutting board.
- Knead slightly.
- Roll out 1 inch thick.
- Brush with egg yolk evenly over top.
- Cut into diamond shapes.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until top is golden brown.