4 cups self raising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 slightly heaped tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups milk
preheat oven to 200 c. line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt.
with two knives, cut butter through flour until you can no longer see the butter.
add egg to 1 cup of milk and beat well.
add milk and egg mix to flour, add more of the milk as needed until mix just comes together. (if you add too much milk, just mix in more flour).
tip onto a floured board, knead lightly . DO NOT OVER KNEAD or scones will be tough.
using hand lightly flatten into a round shape about 2 cm thick. cut into rounds with a scone/biscuit cutter (not a glass).
place rounds on tray and brush with left over milk.
cook until nicely brown. about 12 - 15 minutes.
serve with jam and whipped cream.