Here's how to make them.
- 8 tablespoons self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 55g butter
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 150ml milk
Sift the flour into a bowl. Chop the butter into chunks and rub into the flour with your hands. This takes a little time.
Stir in the sugar.
Add half the milk and stir with a knife until no more milk remains. Now add the rest of the milk and stir again. It will turn into as fairly sticky dough.
Knead the dough by pressing down with the base of your hands and then folding over itself. Be quite forceful with it. You will need some extra flour to ensure it does not stick to your hands. Do this for about five minutes. It should be like a giant blob of blu-tack (only yellow!).
Roll out on a floured board (so it does not stick). It should be about 1.5-2cm thick. Cut into circles - you can get cookie cutters or just an upturned cup will do.
Place on a floured baking tray and cook for about 12 minutes at a high temperature (200 degrees). Having said this, check them at about 8 minutes just in case.
I got a little bored whilst I was waiting so I tried frying one - it was good! Pop it in a buttered pan and fry for a bit; every time you turn it over, add a little more butter. It will go golden and is great with salted butter. Like a scone-pancake!