• 225g self-rising flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 50g cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 120ml milk, plus extra for brushing
  • Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a baking tray
  • Measure out the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the butter. Rub together with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar.
  • Add the milk to the mixture and stir everything together. Knead the mixture together with your hands until you have formed a stiff dough
  • Gently roll out the dough until it is 2cm thick. Cut out shapes with round biscuit cutters dipped in flour. Put the scones on a baking tray, brush them with milk
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Leave them on a cooling rack for 5 minutes