(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)
Heat your oven to 200C and place a flat baking tray on the middle shelf to warm. Sift your flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl, then rub in the Flora, using your fingertips to make a breadcrumb consistency. You can use the Flora margarine straight from the fridge.
Stir in the sugar, making sure it is well combined. Pour your buttermilk into a small glass and heat for approx. 20 seconds in the microwave until lukewarm.
Add the vanilla essence to your buttermilk, then pour both into your breadcrumb mixture. Mix together by cutting through the mixture with a knife, repeating until you have a thick dough.
Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead lightly until the dough sticks together and can be formed into a thick round shape to cut your scones from. Take a 5cm round cutter and cut out scones approx 4cm deep. Remove your hot tray from the oven and line with baking paper. Place the scones onto your tray, then brush with a little egg.
Bake for approx. 10 minutes in the centre of the oven, then remove and cool on a wire rack. These delicious and simple scones are best enjoyed warm and served with clotted cream and jam.