Ingredients

  • 400 g (14 oz/ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 50 g ( oz) butter, chopped
  • 375 ml (13 fl oz/ cups) beer

Method

  1. Process the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor until crumbly. Add the beer and process in bursts to form a soft dough.
  2. Preheat the oven to 210°C (415°F/Gas 6–7). Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead until smooth, adding extra flour if needed. Divide the dough into four balls, place on greased oven trays and flatten slightly. Brush with a little water and slash the tops with a knife.
  3. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) and bake for 10 minutes, or until cooked. Cool on a wire rack and serve with butter.

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