To make quickly to eat at home in a plastic bag: Try out Recipe iD:788920. The only thing that gets messy is your knife. That's it.
Put the cake flour, bread flour, baking powder and sugar in a food processor and process to mix. (This is instead of sifting).
Add the margarine and process until the texture is crumbly.
Add the milk in 3 batches, processing between additions. Process until the dough comes together. If it gets heavy, switch the food processor off.
Take the dough out of the food processor and knead while folding several times. Cover with plastic wrap and rest in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
Don't worry too much about the resting time. Just do it while you're cleaning up the kitchen, or make the dough before taking the kids to school.
Roll the dough out about 2 cm thick, and cut into squares or triangles or with a cutter. If you sandwich it between two layers of plastic before rolling it out, your work surface won't get messy.
It's pretty hard to find the right size circular cutter. This tea cup is what works best for us. Use one with a thin rim.
Bake in a preheated 200°C oven for 17 to 18 minutes.
I tried dipping half the scones upside down in granulated sugar. I rolled the sides with sugar too.
If you are eating these the next day, warm them up for 2-3 minutes in a oven and you can revive the crispy outside, soft and silky inside texture. Add chocolate chips and so on in Step 4.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is actually the first scone I ever made when I didn't have any eggs... I think they are rather like KFC's biscuits when they are freshly baked, but maybe it's just me.
If the dough is too soft, it's fine if you dust your work surface so don't worry. In Step 4, you can put the dough in a sturdy plastic bag and knead it over the bag, so your hands won't get messy. Serve with honey, jam, cream, butter since these are not very sweet.