1/2 cup grated cheese to dry ingredients after sifting
Sift dry ingredients, cut in butter.
(Stir in grated cheese.)
Beat egg with the milk and combine with dry ingredients, stirring lightly.
Turn onto floured board, knead lightly 10 times.
Roll out 1/2 - 3/4" thick and cut into rounds.
To Oven Bake:
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
* To Deep Fry:
Have the Scones ready for frying.
Fill a large pot or your deep fryer 1/2 full or less with Canola Oil and place over Medium heat. The oil is ready when a small amount of dough is dropped into the pot and the oil sizzles.
Place about 6-10 of the rounds into the oil, turning often. They brown quickly, so be watchful! They're usually cooked within 3-4 minutes.
Drain on paper towel and serve hot.
*NOTE: NEVER Leave Deepfryer Unattended! Many house fires have begun because of grease. Always have a lid handy. If you should run into problems, turn off the burner and cover the deep fryer with the lid. Baking Soda is good for putting out grease fires, so have that handy as well. NEVER use water or any kind of liquid! This will only splatter and spread the grease/fire. Having an Extinguisher in the kitchen is always a good idea. Be safety conscious and cook smart.