Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt.
Make a well in the centre of the mix and stir in the milk. Stir until the mixture is even and the dough comes together. Turn out onto a floured surface then shape into a rough square about 3-4cm thick.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush all over with milk and score into nine rough squares. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and cooked though. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.
I just made these and I thought they were awesome, and with less fat too because it doesn't have the cream usually in other recipes. I only baked them for 7 minutes though and they were done already. I think overbaking can cause dryness. - 31 Jul 2015
Not happy with this at all.. Followed the recipe and checked twice before completing each part of the method to have them not rise. now not only do i not have scones but i have these biscuit looking things that are hard around the edges and spongy in the centers. - 04 Aug 2015