Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

My husband's Scottish grandmother - Granny Lea - was renowned for her scones. I followed her one day as she made the scones and wrote down the ingredients as best I could. (Sugar for the recipe was 2 handfuls and baking powder are heaping teaspoons.) Granny has been gone for many years, but the scones live on. Hope you will try them.

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix together eggs and milk.
  3. Cut margarine into dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients, adding more milk if needed to make a stiff dough.
  5. Mix well with hands.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. On well-floured board, roll each half into a circle about 8-inches in diameter. Cut each circle into 8 wedges.
  8. Place into frying pan (set at 275 degrees if it's electric or on low to medium heat if it's on the range), cover with lid, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Turn and bake about 5 minutes more.
  9. Enjoy with butter and jam or slice of cheddar cheese.