These are very easy to knock up in a few minutes. They smell good, taste authentic and you can adapt the recipe to suit whatever you feel like throwing in; raisins, dates, apricots, currants etc. They are so simple I won't even insult you with a structured recipe.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Sift 1lb of self raising flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Cut half a stick of butter into a small dice and rub it into the flour. In a measuring jug mix 10 fl oz of buttermilk and 4 oz of superfine sugar and add it to the flour. Mix it swiftly and lightly, throw it into the board and press down gently. Cut out your scones or bake a whole round one American style. Brush the tops with milk and bake in for about 15 minutes. Spread liberally with butter & jam whilst still warm.