Australian scone (rhymes with gone) recipe:
You need:My grandma used to bake the best apple pies. She made them with lard and butter, 50/50 and they had the best pastry, so recipes like this one from a Manly Bloke in the US don't surprise me at all:
300g (2 cups) plain flour mixed with 4 teaspoons baking powder
OR 2 cups self-raising flour
a sprinkle of caster sugar
180mls (3/4 cup) milk OR for a richer flavour & denser texture you can try half milk/half cream OR 1 beaten egg & add milk to make up ¾ cup OR half milk/half buttermilk - experiment with what you have on hand!
INGREDIENTSHave a look around his site, he's just started a blog on it.
2 cups self-rising biscuit flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt (optional)
2 tbsp. sugar (4 if you like sweeter scones)
2/3 stick butter
3 tbsp. bacon grease or lard
¼ cup heavy cream (including two tablespoons liquor)
2 oz. cream cheese
½ cup raisins soaked overnight in brandy, rum, or whiskey with a tablespoon of sugar added – I prefer dark rum.