Bill Granger’s Simple Scones Recipe
Recipe © Bill Granger. Photograph © Petrina Tinslay.
1 tablespoon icing (confectioners’) sugar
310 g (21/2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
11/2 tablespoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
250 ml (1 cup) milk
30 g (1 oz) butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F/Gas 7). Sift the icing sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add the milk and butter and stir to combine with a knife. Knead quickly and lightly until smooth and then press out onto a floured surface.
Use a glass to cut out rounds roughly 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter and 3 cm (11/4 inches) deep and place them close together on a greased baking tray. Gather the scraps together, lightly knead again, then cut out more rounds. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve with jam and lightly whipped cream.
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