Mr S has won awards for his scones and kindly let me put his recipe on here. He does add more dried fruit than the recipe states which is not particularly frugal. I am not a massive lover of scones but they are filling and nice with jam and cream. We used them for our afternoon teas or as a snack when we are out walking.
16oz self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
4oz butter (you can use margarine but they do not taste quite as nice)
8oz dried fruit (we usually use sultanas)
2 eggs beaten
6 fluid oz milk
- Put the oven on at 200C
- Grease a tray
- Put the baking powder and flour into a bowl and rub in the fat so that it looks like bread crumbs
- Stir in the sugar and the fruit to mix
- Mix the eggs and the milk in a jug
- Add the majority of the egg mixture until you have the right consistency and save the rest for egg washing.
- Brush the scones with the remaining egg mixture.
- Bake for 15 to 20 min until golden brown.
Scones are versatile as you can add which ever ingredients that you have in the cupboard. We usually make date and walnut ones after Christmas. My favourite involve grated orange zest and chocolate chips. You can even make savoury scones by missing out the sugar and adding herbs, sun dried tomatoes, or 4oz of cheese to the dry ingredients. We usually make some when we are batch baking pastry and bread as they go in to the oven at the same temperature and they freeze well.