With your fingertips, rub flour and butter together, until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and enough liquid to make a soft, pliable dough. Transfer to a floured worktop, and knead lightly and briefly until smooth.
Roll and cut out scones. Bake at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until well risen and golden.
To this quantity you can add
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