Make your own scones as in the story
Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Lightly grease a baking tray and then gather –
- 8oz self raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 2oz butter
- 1oz caster sugar
- 5fl oz milk
- 1 free-rang egg to glaze
Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.
Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.
Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round 2cm thick. Use a cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking tray. Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
– a good tip to make great scones is to work with the mixture a little as possible
Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden
cool on a wire tray and then serve to friends on your favourite plate
Dig into the script that inspired the scone story here –
Gone Gone Scone – by Lita Doolan
Ella – I saw the most passive aggressive girl in the coffee shop
Brenda – Was she carrying a yoga mat?
Ella – She said if I’m doing yoga I want a teacher who has at least been to India .
Brenda – Is she still with her chap? The Bus driver?
Ella – Yeah. Mums moved to the coast now to be with her sister
Brenda – The one who is over a hundred?
Ella – Yeah. Must be the yoga.
Brenda – Seems to be going on forever. Not her. I meant the roadworks.
Ella – They said everything was under construction.
Brenda – And you never see any workers. Which really ticks me off.
Ella – You heard from Sue?
Brenda – No.
Ella – She didn’t sell her house in a week as she said.
Brenda – She sounded quite positive on the phone.
Ella – She’s going to live in a Holiday Inn
Brenda – Good for her. She’s had a new knee. She can’t manage the stairs.
Ella – Stairs are steeper than they used to be.
Brenda – Tell me about it. I go to the cemetery every week. Steps are full of wet leaves, Looks like they’re cracking under foot.
Ella – People in the church did not contact me to tell me that.
Brenda – On holidays and birthdays I don’t feel like celebrating anymore I just feel more depressed.
Ella – Maybe you will feel closer to her when you are there.
Brenda – I just wanted her to stay home and eat something warm. My sister I saw last week went to Canada. Everyone’s going.
Ella – That’s what I am doing. Shut down the business completely and go.
Brenda –We all get days like that. You’d leave me here?
Ella – No spirit is allowed to limit our life like this.
Brenda –Here. It’s a scone it comes with cream and jam. Eat it. Very English.
Ella – I’m a bit new here but I know that. What tea is it I can get for free?
Brenda – Do you want to come around and I’ll show you.
Ella – The new tea lids leak.
Brenda – I turned the teapot over to get the last out of it .
Ella – I think I might have used it all up.
Brenda – There are a lot of conversations about that. We have nothing left in the cupboards.
Ella – Did you have a for more tea upstairs ?
Brenda –I didn’t go upstairs because I didn’t know where you had gone
Ella – Did you go downstairs no?
Brenda – I was sitting next to her bed in the dream I had last night.
Ella – There’s no rush I suppose. We can wait before we leave.