Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is from the 'Highland Fling' cookbook. My grandmother ordered 4 cookbooks from Scotland for herself, my mother & my aunts. It makes a delicious, fluffy scone & we've had tons of requests for the recipe over the years. I have given the exact steps as written, but added our modifications. This makes a sweet scone--perfect for double Devonshire cream & some jam.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- Sift together the dry ingredients.
- Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender till it resembles fine crumbs.
- Make a well in the centre& pour in all the milk.
- Mix well& turn onto a floured board& knead a little, but not too much.
- Divide the dough in two.
- Roll each round to almost 3/4 of an inch.
- Cut the round in four pie-shaped wedges.
- (I usually just use a round glass to cut them out) Transfer to a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes; or until done.
- (My mom adds a touch more milk,& makes a drop biscuit instead.).
YUMMY!!!!!!! I followed the directions exactly. BUT before I started, I put about a cup to a cup and a half of strawberries in a bowl with some sugar on top. I let them sit and "weep" until we were ready for dessert (an hour or 2). After the scones were ready, I spooned strawberries on top, and then poured the "juice" over that. This is just a little taste of heaven :) I also tasted the scones by themselves and they are delicious. There's just a hint of sweet. TY for the recipe!