Soda Scones

Taken from the recipe book of our Flying Kitchen Chef, Alice McKerrow’s, Grandmother – handwritten, and dated 1914.

 

Ingredients
½ lb plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp cream of tartar
½ tsp salt
Milk (preferably that is just on the turn, or buttermilk)

Method
1. Sift flour, bicarb, cream of tartar and salt together.
2. Add milk slowly, cutting through (mixing) with a knife until the mixture is just starting to come together.
3. Pull the dough together by hand – the mixture should be soft and holding together but not sticky.
4. Roll out to approx. ¼ inch thick.
5. Cut rounds or farles (triangles) and place on a hot girdle (lightly greased with fat – butter if available).
6. Turn over when the first side is golden brown.
7. Continue to cook until scone is firm to the touch and centre is cooked.

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