You'll need the following ingredients:
- 225g of self-raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 55g of butter
- 25g of caster sugar
- 150ml of milk
- 1 egg
- handful of sultanas (optional)
Start by measuring out the flour, salt & butter.
Rub the mixture between your fingertips, until it looks like breadcrumbs. This will be easier if the butter is at room temperature & chopped into smaller pieces.
Stir in the sugar, make a well in the middle of the mixture and pour in the milk. Stir.
Add the sultanas and mush it all together until it starts to form a dough.
Then roll your dough out onto a floured surface (stops it sticking!) and use a cutter to stamp out your scones. Keep re-rolling out the dough to use up all of it.
Beat the egg and lightly brush onto the top of each scone. Turns out I didn't actually have a pastry brush, so I just sort of smeared it on with a spoon instead (hence the gloopiness!). Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until the scones are well-risen and all lovely and golden.
Serve warm with butter and loads and loads of jam. Yum!