Combine and sift the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
Combine and mix well the egg and milk. Set aside.
Cut the butter (be sure it's cold) into 1 cm cubes and add to the powdered ingredients from step 1.
Use your fingertips to smash the butter, creating a bread crumb-like texture.
Add the egg and milk mixture from step 2 to the butter mixture in the previous step, a little at a time. Don't add all of it - leave a little.
Place in a plastic bag and let cool in the refrigerator. Preheat your oven to 210℃.
Take the cooled dough and stretch to a thickness of 1.5 cm. Cut into your desired shapes.
Place on the oven's baking pan, and brush the the leftover milk and egg mixture from step 5 on the top (just the top, not the bottom).
Bake in the preheated oven at 210℃ for 15 minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
A long time ago a café near where I worked had these delicious scones. I'd eat them, and then everyday at home try various ingredients to make this. This is the result of various attempts.
If you leave all the ingredients in the refrigerator and let them cool, it'll bake very nicely. We only have an electric oven at home so it's not possible, but if you have a gas oven you can get close to those unforgettable scones. If you make these with a gas oven, please let me know.