Gone Gone Scones



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



  1. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the butter.

  2. Stir in the sugar and then the milk to get a soft dough.

  3. 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

  4. Brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden

  5. scone

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.