If you have been looking for a traditional scone recipe, here it is. Honestly, scones can be difficult to make, but when you consider this very old method is quite straight forward, then maybe it’s just that making scones from scratch is intimidating, but not actually difficult. These scones would be more like a biscuit, so you may want to try adding raisins or currants, orange zest and cranberries, cinnamon or lemon zest for variety. Note, carbonic of soda here refers to baking soda. Also, she references “enough butter milk” which I think could simply mean “make it damp but not soggy.”


Put into a basin 1 lb flour, teaspoonful salt, 1/2 teaspoonful cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoonful carbonic of soda & mix these thoroughly well with the tips of your fingers, until quite free from lumps. Then rub in  oz butter & mix with your right hand to a soft wet dough, with enough butter milk. Grease a baking tin. Shape the scone round, mark it in four. Lay it onto a baking sheet & bake it in a quick oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.


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