The recipe, for all who asked…
Courtesy of Mrs. Mona Glue, Gilling West, North Yorkshire:
1 1/2 C self-rising flour
6 Tbsp softened margarine (I use unsalted butter)
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C milk (I use skim, because that’s what we buy!)
egg to glaze (before baking)
Cut in flour, margarine, sugar and salt until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add milk and knead lightly and quickly. Cut into rounds (or hearts!) 3/4″ thick. Glaze with beaten egg. Bake at 440 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, on a lightly greased baking tray.
***tip from Mona’s mum: after baking, wrap in a clean cloth to let cool–this keeps them nice and soft! (It does work!)
Thanks for all the well wishes, I am on the mend, pushing the flu out the back door and looking at better days ahead!