225 g/8 oz/2 cups strong plain (bread)
15 ml/1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
5 ml/1 tsp soft brown sugar
30 ml/2 tbsp dried mixed herbs
60 ml/4 tbsp milk or water
Milk for brushing
Rub the butter or margarine into the
flour, baking powder and salt until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar and herbs. Add enough of the milk or water to make a
soft dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 2 cm or 3/4
in thick and cut into rounds with a biscuit (cookie) cutter. Place the
scones (biscuits) on a greased baking (cookie) sheet and brush the
tops with milk. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for
10 minutes until well risen and golden brown.