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Raisin Scones Recipe

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Several years ago, my parents went to Scotland, where Mom was born. Mom asked Dad to re-create the scones they had on the trip. Mom agrees eating these is like being back in Scotland!—Art Winter, Trumbull, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins and buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Pat into an 8-in. circle and cut into 12 wedges. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over scones. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Raisin Scones in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p47

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"these are delicious. I just made up a quart of buttermilk baking them and always make them for the church bake sale"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2007

"So simple and delicious."

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