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Servings: 8


  • 250 g plain flour, extra for dusting,
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 55 g unsalted butter, cut into pieces plus extra for greasing
  • 150 g milk
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Sift plain flour into a bowl, mix in the cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda, sugar and salt. 
  • Add butter and rub in with fingers until mix ressembles fresh breadcrumbs. 
  • Make a well in the middle pour in the milk. Use a fork to work it into the dry ingredients.
  •  Finish by kneading lightly but hand until it forms a soft but firm dough. Pat or roll the dough into a solid shape about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  •  Using a cutter or glass cut the dough into rounds and place them on a greased baking tray.
  •  Glaze the tops with the beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. (Half that time in the Aga roasting oven).