- 85g diced butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 350g self-raising flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- 4 tbsp caster sugar
- 200ml milk, warmed to room temperature, plus a splash extra
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- crushed sugar cubes, to decorate
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whizz butter into flour. Tip into a bowl and stir in salt with bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Using a cutlery knife, quickly stir in milk – don’t over-mix.
Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and turn over a couple of times to very gently bring together with your hands. Gently pat to about 1in thick, then stamp out rounds with a floured cutter. Pat together trimmings to stamp out more. Brush the tops with a splash more milk, then scatter with crushed sugar cubes. Bake on a baking sheet for 10-12 mins until risen and golden.