250 g all-purpose flour
3 g cream of tartar
2 g baking soda
50 g butter (softened)
25 g white sugar
120 ml milk
20 ml milk (for glazing)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
Rub in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the sugar and milk to mix to a soft dough.
On a slightly floured surface, knead and roll out to ball-sized portions (a bit bigger than golf balls, but if you like your scones bigger than a tennis ball size). Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with milk to glaze.
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10-15 max (depending on size of balls) minutes then cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter, clotted cream and jam. My kids prefer nutella!
These look so good! I am opening a bed and breakfast in Virginia so I am always looking for some good recipes! Thanks!
Thanks! they are really good! I hope you will enjoy them and good luck with your bed and breakfast – it must be lovely. All the best, mfx
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Dear Mimi, I have been looking for cream of tartar but I couldn’t find any.
Where do you find it? I went to the baker’s, the pharmacist’s and to a “magasin bio”. What can I put instead? Levure de boulanger? I can’t wait to try these delicious scones!
Hi Alice! I understand your problem! That is why I ask my friends in London to send me some, or I get it at WHSmith or The real McCoy in Paris, as they sell it. You can just use the levure chimique from Alsa, just add the same amount as you would for the cream of tartar. mimix ps: When I feel extra greedy, I add 20 more g of butter to my scones. They’re a bit richer and I like that:)