* Canadian all purpose flour is very hard; the American equivalent is bread flour. This recipe comes from the town of Fergus, Ontario, founded by two Scots in the 1880s. A girdle is a large cast iron pan.
Heat flat cast iron pan on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until hot. (To test, sprinkle with a little flour; if it browns in 10 to 15 seconds, the pan is hot enough. ) Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; with fingertips, rub in shortening or lard till crumbly. Whisk egg with 1 cup of the milk. Make a well in the Centrex of the dry ingredients; pour in the liquid. With wooden spoon, stir to make soft, but not sticky dough, adding more milk as needed. Turn out onto floured board, knead 3 or 4 times. Pat or roll to no more than 1/4 - 1/2 inch. With sharp knife, cut into small triangles. Place a few at a time on pan; cook, rotating scones occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Serve hot. MAKES: approx 2 DOZEN
SOURCE: _From Our Mother's Kitchens_