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.
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
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