Bizarrely, if you go to Devon in the UK and order “cream tea”, you get scones.
500 g flour
15 g baking powder
100 g sugar
100 g butter, diced
250 ml milk
Mix dry ingredients.
Add butter until it is incorporated.
Add milk until a dough is formed.
Hand roll dough: 2.5 cm high, 5 cm biscuit cutter, bake 400 F for 15 min.
Cast iron: 2.5 cm high, 8 in circle cut into 8 wedges, bake 400 F for 15 min.
You can add an egg wash if you like to make the scones shiny. I omitted this step.
Enjoy with butter and jam, or clotted cream and jam.