1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees fan-forced, or 240 normal. Grease or line a baking tray or cake pan.
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt into large bowl or food processor; rub in butter or process til looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Using a round ended table knife stir in milk and enough water to mix to a soft, sticky dough.
  4. Turn onto floured surface and knead quickly and lightly until just smooth. Use your hand to press out dough evenly to 2 cm thickness. Using a cutter (I use a metal measuring cup) cut dough into 5 cm rounds
  5. Place rounds in pan or tray, brush with extra milk. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
  • Katt 20 Jul, 2009

    To make date scones: do not add salt, replace milk and water quantities with 1 1/4 c milk and add 1 c chopped dates.

  • Verne 15 Dec, 2009

    Before putting in oven you can also sprinkle date scones with cinnamon and sugar mixture

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