The recipe was given to me by my mother when I headed off to be a student at UMIST, in the days when steam trains still huffed and puffed along the viaduct that splits the Sackville Street campus.
The scones take a good 5 minutes to make, so they can be produced whilst the kettle boils - highly recommended as a mid afternoon snack at this time of year.
4 oz (110 gm) plain flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
1 oz (30 gm) caster sugar
pinch of salt
¼ pint (140 ml) milk
1 tablespoonful of cooking oil (keeps scones moist)
Sieve together all the dry ingredients.
Beat in the egg, then the milk.
Stir in the cooking oil.
Grease and heat a griddle (or frying pan).
Test by dropping a small spoonful of mixture onto the griddle.
If it bubbles the griddle is ready.
This simple recipe makes about 20 scones. They soon go!
If you double the quantities, don't double the amount of baking powder.
Even the Pie Man should cope with this one!