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 the knife, and cut. Have a very hot oven; they will take 10 to 15 minutes. When nearly done brush over with milk to brown them. Half cup sultanas can be added, and are very tasty for children’s school lunches.