That's it really. I'm sure they're very simple, but I can't say I've had much success in the past. We're having an afternoon tea party for my birthday in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to do scones to give everyone, probably no more than 20 people. Also, can they be made in advance, then baked fresh?
Thanks everyone, sorry to get you all salivating! . I must say, Delia's do look good. I usually turn to her on all baking matters, but I just remember being disappointed with her scones at my last attempt. This seems to be an update on my recipe though, it's quite an old one. Sounds like I'm best making them on the day.
Scones ( unless you go for buttermilky, fancy ones) are not that different from pastry. You need to barely handle them and then cut them very sharply. I would also go for doing them fresh. Have all the ingredients pre weighed and then chuck them in, stir until just mixed. Handle very lightly, roll cut and bake.