Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Raisin Scones

Now that I have an abundance of  Home Made Strawberry Jam my husband made a request that I make Scones for Christmas Morning.  If you know me at all, you know that if my husband makes a request for something from my kitchen...the man gets what he wants. 

So, I skipped the gym on Christmas morning, woke up and made him some Scones.  I am starting to think he is a little spoiled.
I did not have to look too long for a traditional scone recipe.  This recipe is adapted from a website called whats cooking america.

Here is what you'll need:

  • 3 cups flour 
  • 3 tbsp sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup golden raisins 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 

Cut the stick of butter into small cubes.

With a pastry knife, cut the cold butter into flour mixture until it becomes crumbly looking.

This is a pastry knife, it allows you to cut the butter into the flour.  If you don't have one, you can use two knives in a criss cross fashion.

In a separate bowl, beat two of the three eggs and then add the milk.  

Now add the egg/milk mixture to the flour and mix.

Once combined fold the raisins into the batter.

Now place the batter onto a floured surface.

With some flour on your hands flatten the dough to about a 1/2 inch thick.

Using a large drinking glass with a rim that is at least 3 inches in diameter begin to cut out your scone shapes.  
Make sure you flour the rim or the scone will stick to the glass and will be one sticky mess.


Place the cut out dough onto a well greased baking sheet.

Beat the last egg and using a pastry brush, brush the scones with the egg and sprinkle some sugar on top.

 Place the scones into a preheated 450 degree oven for 15 - 18 minutes.

Look at how golden brown they came out!


Serve with some fresh Strawberry Jam!

 Click below to see my prior post on how to make Strawberry Jam.

You could always package up the scones and the Jam and give as a gift.
It could be given as a housewarming gift, get well soon gift, a gift for a new Mommy and Daddy etc....

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