This is my Mum's scone recipe from a little paper book that came with her stove almost 30 years ago. They use melted butter so you don't have to rub it in which I hate! I have also had success with lemonade scones but these are my favourite. A nice variation is date and orange scones - with chopped dates and orange zest, these only need butter.
2 cups self-raising flour
¼ tsp salt
30 g butter200 ml milk
Preheat oven to 260 C for gas, 230 C for electric.
Melt butter with a little of the milk.
Turn out onto a lightly floured board and pat to a smooth shape. Roll/pat out to 2 - 3cm thickness and cut into rounds using a floured cutter.
Lower oven temp to 230 C. Bake for 8-10 minutes until sides of all scones are set and tops golden.