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Raisin Scones

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
    1 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
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  • carolbecca
    May 4, 2019

    This is my favorite scone recipe of all time. The raisins and nutmeg and buttermilk make them delicious, light and satisfying.

  • MariaMR
    Feb 7, 2013

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  • flneste
    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

  • mums the word
    Dec 14, 2007

    So simple and delicious.

  • Shough
    Dec 10, 2005

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