The dust consisted of 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of sugar premixed. The added crystals are ½ teaspoon of salt. “Very hot” conventionally means 450-500F.
This recipe was adapted from the Australian Women’s Weekly cooking class cookbook (1992 reprint) for Eliot’s birthday treasure hunt with Ali, Flora and Ruby. But I forgot a step: brush the scones with milk before putting them in the oven. Also, cutting them into much smaller discs using a champagne flute works even better than the usual 2” size (or the dreaded American scone at 4”+). Luckily, indigenous expertise was on hand to correct these errata and ensure a masterful result.
The real Wiveliscombe, though chosen purely for its name, is a rather cute looking town of 2,670 souls in Somerset:
Thanks to Barak for his cameo in step F.