Here's an old scone recipe from Scotland - my father was from Kilmarnoch and I spent some time there - lived on a farm near Irvine, Ayrshire.
We had an Aga cooker (is always on) and we used a Girdle to cook scones, pancakes etc. This is cast iron - is round and has a huge handle that goes over top.
Here goes: as it is written
1 lb. flour (that is 1 pound)
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 oz. butter
1 small teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/2 pint tepid milk
Sift flour & cream of tarter into bowl - then rub in butter
Dissolve soda in milk & then stir into dry ingredients. Knead to a stiff paste.
Roll on lightly floured surface into a round 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick.
Cut into rounds 2 - 21/2 inches across
Bake on lightly greased sheet a little apart from each other at 450 F for 10 - 15 min.
When done brush tops lightly with milk. Serve split and buttered hot. Makes about 2 dozen
I make a round or two - pick with a fork and bake whole in oven - also do this in cast iron pan over campfire