Growing up we would have a traditional Sunday dinner at lunch time after arriving in from church. Often it would be roast beef dinner with Yorkshire puddings. Later in the afternoon my mom would sometimes whip up scones for evening tea. It would be a real treat to have warm scones and strawberry jam. Here is my mom’s recipe.
1 lb (2 3/4 cup) all purpose flour
8 tsp baking powder
2 pinches salt
4 oz (1/2 cup minus 2 tbsp) margarine or butter
4 oz (1/2 cup) sugar
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 420. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in margarine and add sugar. Mix together the eggs and milk then add slowly to flour mixture. Mix to a light elastic dough. Place on floured surface. Lightly knead and form into 2 inch thick disk.
Cut out scones with a 2 1/2 inch pastry cutter (or a similarly sized glass).
Place on lightly floured baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until just browned. Serve warm with butter and jam.