must have scones


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2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 tspn salt
1 tspn sugar
1 tblspn butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 egg
Get your fire ready so that you have some hot coals.
Sift flour and salt into a blow and add the sugar. Mix.
Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add most of the liquid and mix to a soft dough with a knife. Add more liquid if needed. Amount of liquid will vary, depending on the moisture of the flour.
Put on a lightly floured board, mould into a round shape and pat out to about 2cm thickness.
Don’t handle the dough too much as it will make the scones heavy.
Cut with a scone cutter (or cut into squares with a knife), brush tops lightly with a little extra milk and place in a lightly greased ovenproof dish.
Place your pre-heated hot camp oven onto a small mount of coals in a slight depression. Put a trivet inside the camp oven and place the dish of scones on top of the trivet.
Put on lid – add coals to lid to help brown the tops of the scones. Bake for approx 10 to 15 mins.
Cooking time will depend on the heat of your coals.
Serve warm with jam and cream.