Plain scones

Try this simple classic - you can't go wrong with scones on a winter's day!

Ingredients:

¾ cup cream
1 cup milk
3 rounded tablespoons icing sugar, sifted
3 cups self-raising flour, sifted

Directions:

1. With a rotary beater, beat together cream, milk and icing sugar for  1 minute.

2. Add sifted flour and combine. Press onto a flat surface and cut into desired shapes.

3. Place on a greased and floured baking tray and cook in a hot oven for 12–15 minutes.

Recipe extracted from Everything I know about cooking I learned from the Country Women's Association of NSW by CWA NSW (Murdoch Books RRP $16.99)

About the book

With tried and true recipes for a perfect sausage roll snack, a succulent Greek-style roast chicken for dinner or honeycomb cheesecake slice for dessert, Everything I know about cooking I learned from CWA is the perfect kitchen companion, in a deceptively small format.

Offering a range of tried and tested recipes to suit both the beginner and the expert cook,there are recipes for snacks, soups, sandwiches, salads, main courses, desserts, cakes, biscuits, slices and - of course - scones.