- 3 cups of self-raising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
Sift flour and salt into a bowl, rub in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Make a well in the centre, add the combined milk and water, mix lightly with a knife until dough leaves sides of bowl. Gently knead on a lightly floured surface and then shape into a round, put on a greased oven tray.
Pat into a round 15-16 cm (6-6 1/2 inch) diameter. With sharp knife, cut two slits across dough like a cross, approximately 1cm (1/2in) deep.
Brush top of dough with milk.
Sift a little extra flour over dough. Bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Reduce heat to moderate and bake another 20 minutes.