Have you heard of Girdle Scones? (BTW, Girdle is another name for a Griddle.) These scones are perfect for lazy weekends and camping holidays. They can be cooked inside, in or on a BBQ, or over an open camp fire (as long as you can hang or support a griddle).
These scones are delicious eaten warm from the griddle, slathered with butter or spread with jam. They are a lot of fun to make too, and the kids can watch them rise as they cook. Eat them for Breakfast, Snacks or Dessert! They are good at any time.
This is a vegetarian recipe from our first blog which was in existence from 1995 – 2006. You can browse other recipes from this blog in our Retro Recipes series.
225g plain flour
0.5 tspn salt
1 tspn baking powder
50g caster sugar
150ml buttermilk, soured milk or thin cream
Heat and prepare girdle or heavy based frying pan as described here. Basically, the best way to use it is to heat it slowly for 10 – 20 minutes to get an even spread of heat over the whole griddle.
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Cut fat into flour and rub in until mixture resembles even-sized breadcrumbs. Stir sugar into mixture. If desired, additional flavourings such as dried fruit can be stirred in at this time.
Make a hollow in the middle of the mixture and pour in the liquid. Work in to make a soft but not sticky dough. Gather the dough together with your fingers and turn out on to a floured board. Knead lightly and quickly.
Roll out dough to around 1 cm thick, no less. Using a long bladed knife, cut into 8 wedges. Carefully transfer wedges to heated girdle and bake for 5 minutes or until well risen and light brown underneath. Turn and bake for a further 5 minutes until evenly browned and hollow sounding when tapped.