225g (8 oz) self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
40g (1½ oz) butter
25g (1 oz) caster sugar
55g (2 oz) gooseberries
Buttermilk to mix, about 150ml (¼ pint)
Beaten egg or milk
Place the flour and baking powder into a basin and rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar, then add the gooseberries. Add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and lightly roll out to about 1cm (½ inch) thick and cut into circles. Place the scones onto a piece of Bake-O-Glide on the plain shelf. Conventional cooking: Bake at 220°C, Gas Mark 7, Fan Oven 200°C for 8-10 minutes, until risen and golden.
2, 3 and 4 Oven AGA
Bake on the second runners down in the Roasting Oven for 8-10 minutes, until risen and golden. Turn the shelf once after 5 minutes.
Serve warm with clotted cream and gooseberry conserve.
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