Scones are the easiest and quickest and yummiest things to make. They're basically just flour, butter and milk. Here in New Zealand, the ability to whip up a batch of scones is considered an essential part of womanhood. If you even think about using a recipe the CWI (Country Women's Institute) shows up on your doorstep to collect your uterus. They Know Everything.

New Zealanders make scones for lunch, and they can be sweet or savoury. This is a recipe for savoury scones, but to make sweet ones, (such as one might enjoy with whipped cream, jam and the Queen is she is avaliable) add a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to the flour mixture.

Step 1: Butter

Cut about 30g of butter off the block - you don't have to be precise
Really loved your instructable!
How much is 30 grams of butter?
30 grams = two ears of a hogshead.<br/><br/>Or a slice about as thick as your middle finger, as shown above.<br/>
Just like biscuits. I use butter milk so I add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to compensate for the acidity. I use 50/50 butter and solid vegetable shortening. Cut the fats into the flour till crumbly, but you don't want it mixed, just 'cut together' - pieces of fat covered with flour, this provides the delightful layering/flakes. Add liquid, stir just till moistened (really, about 6 strokes of a fork) - any more develops the glutens and makes tough, flat biscuits. This is why grandma makes such good biscuits - her arthritic hands don't develop the glutens much. Turn out onto a pile of flour, toss flour on top (it is really sticky!), shape (fold 3-4 times if you dare), and cut. Bake at your oven's max temperature (I do 250C, but it gets nowhere near that hot) for 15-20 minutes.
Ummm, me luvs them scones. Thanks for sharing. Excellent iBle!
these look so good
"Here I have added a slice of cheese to make them Gourmet Scones" Te he! Fellow kiwi in Aus here.... You made me chuckle... I'm off to go make some scones!! Yum!

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