A family favourite adapted from the Faber Book of Scottish Cookery.
- 227 all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 43 chilled margarine (hard or block - in small cubes)
- 85 grated mature cheddar (or a mix of sharp cheese and parmesan)
- ⅛ skimmed milk
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This recipe is unsuccessful with a food processor. Variations: Sweet scones â€“ add 1 oz golden caster sugar to basic mix. (I usually leave this out, because it spoils the texture and gets in the way of the flavour of the dried fruit or jam.) Dried fruit such as sultanas, sour cherries, chopped apricots, nuts or whatever can be added. Savoury: Omit the cheese and add chopped fresh herbs. NEVER add chopped fresh tomato because the texture comes out really vile. Crispy dry cure bacon bits are nice.