- 3 1/2 c Flour; all purpose
- 6 tb Baking powder
- 1 ts -salt
- 1 tb Sugar; granulated
- 1/4 c Shortening or lard
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 c Milk
A girdle is a large cast iron pan.
Heat flat cast iron pan on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until hot. (To test, sprinkle with a little flour; if it browns in 10 to 15
seconds, the pan is hot enough.) Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; with fingertips, rub in
shortening or lard till crumbly. Whisk egg with 1 cup of the milk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; pour in the liquid.
With wooden spoon, stir to make soft, but not sticky dough, adding more milk as needed. Turn out onto floured board, knead 3 or 4
times. Pat or roll to no more than 1/4 – 1/2 inch. With sharp knife, cut into small triangles. Place a few at a time on pan; cook,
rotating scones occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Serve hot. Makes approximately 2 dozen.