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Butterscotch Pinwheels (Scones)

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“My son Paul's recipe from school days. Another that became a family favourite. We usually make this with a scone mix and I usually guess how much brown sugar or butter to use. I will have to guess amounts to get this posted. It is also a guess on how many this makes - all I know is how good they are when they come out of the oven. We usually split and butter them.”
8 scones

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200degC(400degF).
  2. Sift flour and salt together; rub butter in lightly with finger tips.
  3. Pour nearly all the milk in, saving a little for glazing and quickly mix to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly and quickly.
  5. Roll out into a slab about 14" x 8" and less than 1/2" thick; spread thickly with butter then sprinkle with the sugar, again reasonably thick.
  6. Roll up into a long roll and cut into 1 1/2" or 2” slices; place close together on a baking paper lined tray; brush with milk and cook in a hot oven for about 10 minutes.

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