Saturday, 26 January 2008

English Scones

2 cups flour
6 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. shortening
2 oz. sugar
2 tbsp. milk or cream
4 tbsp. currents, raisins or dried cranberries
2 eggs (beaten)

Mix flour, salt and baking powder in bowl.  Fork in shortening.  Mix in sugar and fruit.  Stir in beaten egg and milk to make a soft dough.  Pat out on floured board to thickness of about one inch and cut in rounds with large cutter.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake in hot oven (450 F/ 232 C) for about 10 minutes.