Scones by Jue Scothern

225g (8oz) self-raising flour
85g (3oz) caster sugar
57g (2oz) butter
113g (4oz) raisins, sultanas or cherries
50ml milk

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Put flour, caster sugar, butter in a bowl. Mix it in with your fingers until it starts to look a bit like breadcrumbs. ( you can use food processor if you hv one)
Add in raisins (or optional fruit) and milk a little at a time until you get the mixture coming together. Try to ensure it does not get too wet or you will have to add some more flour.
Line a baking tray with a baking sheet.
Roll out dough. If it feels too wet when you are rolling and starts sticking to everything, add a little more flour to the surface and turn it so that both sides are floured. Cut out little circles around 2cm thick and glaze with milk. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until risen and golden, about 12 minutes.

You can add a little salt and/or a teaspoon of baking powder but to be honest I prefer not too and although most recipes have salt and baking powder i have tried it both ways and don't notice any difference.

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