When I wrote the post about church cookbooks, I realized I don’t have my mother’s recipes, so I wrote and asked her to send some. She sent this recipe for sultana scones first. As you can see, there is no method to her recipe. All I can remember her telling me was not to handle the dough too much – and that you can not substitute baking powder for baking soda and cream of tartar because it isn’t the same and the scones don’t taste right!
(I was told by many, that I made the best scones ever!)2cups all purpose flour1 level tea. sp cream of tartar1/2 level tea sp. baking soda1-2 oz. sultanasLittle under 1 cup milk.1-2 oz butter15 mins at 450It is important to use cream of tartar and baking soda.
After mixing all ingredients together with two knives, lightly pat out on a floured board to about 3/4 inch thick, and cut into circles. Mom used an inverted glass to cut out her scones, and I think she still does.
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I adore proper scones… with just a little clotted cream 😀
Yeah – tho was surprised there is no fat in this recipe and wonder if she forgot to write it in.
Actually – just in from Mom, there is fat – 1-2 oz butter.