I think the secret to a light and crumbly scone is not so much the recipe but rubbing the butter and the dry ingredients together using your fingertips, NOT a food processor. This recipe if from the South African cookbook Bible, called Cook and Enjoy it. I've added personal notes at the end.
- 500 cake flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons coarsely grated butter (ice-cold)
- 1 egg (mix with milk)
- 188 milk (leave a tiny bit behind to use for brushing on top)
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