1. Combine all dry ingredients in an electric mixer and add softened butter (or margarine) and mix until crumbly. Add milk and eggs. Add diced plums and stir just until moistened. Divide batter into 3 portions, and spread into 3 greased 8-inch round cake pans.
2. Bake at 425 degrees F (218 C) for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of scones comes out clean. Cut each pan of scones into 8 wedges.
Makes 24 scones.
Date: July 19, 2003