Scones, as expected, are always around in Betty Neels' heroine's kitchen.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2.In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl, and stir into flour mixture until moistened.
3.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
4.Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.