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.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 lb margarine
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Mix together eggs and milk.
- Cut margarine into dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients, adding more milk if needed to make a stiff dough.
- Mix well with hands.
- Divide dough in half.
- On well-floured board, roll each half into a circle about 8-inches in diameter. Cut each circle into 8 wedges.
- 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.
- Enjoy with butter and jam or slice of cheddar cheese.