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Scottish Recipes - Girdle Scones

A VERY traditional tea time treat.

Girdle Scones

8 oz Flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 oz butter
1 teaspoon golden syrup
8fl oz Buttermilk
full cream milk

Sift the flour into a bowl. Add all the other dry ingredients and mix well. Rub in the butter, then add the syrup and milk. Mix thsi with a knife until the consistency is soft and pliable

Turn onto a floured surface and roll quickly and lightly, handling as little as possible,to approx 3/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds

Grease and heat the gridle(or heavy frying pan). Lift the scones onto the girdle and turn once until brown on both sides. Serve freshly baked (normally with butter)

Tip for testing heat in gridle:
Sprinkle a little flour on it. If the flour turns brown immediately then it is TOO hot. It should take a few seconds to change colour.

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