Wheatmeal Scones

Two cups wheatmeal flour, 1 oz. dripping or butter, ½ teaspoonful soda, 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar, or 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder, 1 cup warm milk or ½ cup warm water (egg yolk makes them richer), pinch salt.

Mix flour and baking powder through sifter, and butter with fingertips, then the warm milk, using a knife for mixing. Turn out onto a floured board. Pat with… Continue reading

Scotch Potato Scones

One and one-half cupfuls flour, two teaspoonfuls baking powder, one-half teaspoonful salt, one cupful mashed potatoes, one-third cupful butter and one egg.
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together. After adding the mashed potatoes rub in the butter lightly. Make a soft dough by adding the well beaten egg, and, if necessary, a little milk. The dough must be of a consistency to roll, so if needed add a… Continue reading

London scones

Sift three cupfuls of self-raising flour with two tablespoonfuls of castor sugar and a quarter of a teaspoonful of salt. Rub in 2oz. of butter, add the white of one egg without beating it, and mix with about half a pint of milk. Knead till smooth, make into five balls; roll each into a round half an inch thick. Cut each round into four scones and glaze with beaten yolk… Continue reading