It's that time of year, when the sun is out and summer is approaching, that ecopunk switches from baking chocolate muffins to scones.
8 oz of flour (plus extra flour for kneading)
2 tsp of baking powder (not needed if using self-raising flour)
pinch of salt
1 oz sugar
2 oz of butter
5 fl oz milk
Put flour, baking powder (if using it) and salt into a bowl and mix with a fork.
Cut butter into cubes, add to dry mix and rub the butter in.
Add sugar and mix with a fork.
Pour in milk and mix with a knife.
Sprinkle a extra flour onto the mixture and continue mixing to form a dough that can be lifted out of the bowl without it sticking to your hands.
When a dough is formed, remove it from the bowl and place it on your work surface that has been pre-sprinkled with flour.
Knead the dough (sprinkling more flour, if it sticks) until it starts to get a little springy.
Flatten the dough to about 1 to 1.5 inches in thickness and cut out scones with a 3-inch (or thereabouts) biscuit cutter.
Place scones on greased backing tray and brush a little milk on top of each scone to give it a glazing.
Put tray in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 7 (220C - 425F) for about 12 mins or until the scones go brown on top and then leave out to cool down.
The scones can be cut in half and your favourite jam spread over them. You can have some whipped cream too!
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