Recipe: Delicious English Scones

Place in a mixing bowl

  • Four cups of sifted flour,
  • Two tablespoons of baking powder,
  • Two level tablespoons of sugar,
  • One-half teaspoon of salt.

Rub between the hands to thoroughly mix and then rub into the flour five level tablespoonfuls of shortening. Now beat up[pg 46]an egg and then add one-half of the beaten egg to one and one-fourth cups of milk. Beat to mix. Use this to make a soft dough. Turn on a lightly floured baking board and knead for three minutes. Now divide into five pieces and mould each piece round like a Saucer, and cut each way, making four wedge-shaped pieces; place on a well-greased baking sheet and brush with the remaining half of the egg, and bake in a hot oven for fifteen minutes.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss