BA­SIC SCONES

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MAKES 8 PREP 15 MINS COOK 10 MINS

2 cups self-rais­ing flour 1 tbsp ic­ing sugar pinch of salt 60g but­ter, chilled, chopped ¾ cup cream 2 tbsp milk

1 Pre­heat oven to 200°C. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm slice pan with bak­ing pa­per. In a large bowl, sift the flour, ic­ing sugar and salt. Us­ing fin­ger­tips, rub in the but­ter to make coarse crumbs.

2 Make a well at cen­tre. Add cream. Us­ing a round-bladed knife in a “cut­ting” mo­tion, mix to form a soft dough.

3 Turn out onto a clean cold work sur­face and briefly knead. Pat out to a 2cm-thick disc. Us­ing a floured 6cm round cookie cut­ter, cut 8 scones from dough. Place scones, side by side, in pre­pared pan.

4 Brush tops of scones with milk. Bake 10 mins un­til scones sound hol­low when lightly tapped.

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