A couple of months ago my Mum gave me a book which she had started writing when she had just got married. She wrote lots of recipes in this book, including wheaten bread, Victoria sandwich, pavlova, lemon meringue, choux pastry and much much more. I can't remember ever seeing this book before but I guess she was using it when she was baking with my sister and I when we were little.
i have recently been thinking about my final year at school and the fun times we had in the "Sixth Form Centre". There was a great coffee bar where a lady just showed how much she cared about us all by making fresh scones every morning. I remember racing to the coffee bar straight after assembly when they were just fresh out of the oven. I decided today I wanted a scone after all the reminiscing and thought it would be fun to use my Mum's own recipe.
I divided the dough up and made a little mixture of plain scones, fruit scones and cherry scones. They were fantastic! I had only planned on having one but they were so good I went ahead and had 4!!!! I'll need to walk that off tomorrow.
My wee Mummy's scones
Makes 12 scones
8oz self raising flour
1 oz caster sugar
Pinch of salt
1 oz margarine
1/4 pint milk
1. Mix the flour, sugar and salt then rub in the margarine.
2. Mix in the milk to form a dough.
3. Mix in any other ingredients you would like e.g. glacé cherries, raisins, etc
4. Roll out to about 1/4-1/2" thick and cut out scones using a medium cookie cutter.
5. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 220˚C/425˚F.
Cheese - omit sugar and add 2oz grated cheese
Fruit - add 2oz dried fruit (sultanas, raisins etc)
Cherry - add 1 oz chopped glacé cherries
Wheaten - substitute half the flour with wheaten/wholemeal flour
Treacle - add 1 tbsp treacle mixed with milk
Spice - add 1 tsp mixed spice to the flour and use 1oz soft brown sugar instead of caster sugar
Date - add 1oz chopped dates (especially nice with wheaten scones)