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.