Sieve the flour (and the baking powder)and put it in a mixer together with the butter..
Mix for a few seconds, until the butter gets absorbed by the flour..
Addsugar and milk and mix until combined..
Then transfer the dough onto a floured surface. Knead for a couple of minutes (adding a little extra flour if required) until you get a soft but not sticky dough.
Pat the dough down into a sheet of 2 xbd cm in thickness (1 inch).
Cut the dough into rounds with a scone/pasta cutter.
Shape the leftover dough into a slightly thicker sheet and cut out the remaining scones.
Place the scone rounds on an oven tray with their sides just touching each other (this produces a softer sided scone and helps to support them). If you prefer crisp tops and sides, place the scones apart from each other on the oven tray.
Brush the top of the scones with a little milk.
Bake in a preheated oven at 220C for 12-15 minutes or until the scones are golden brown.