Wednesday, August 19, 2009

English Scones

A nice treat to have with a tea or coffee is the old fashioned English scone. This recipe is rather simple to follow.


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 Tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 Tsp. salt.

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

  • 6 Tbsp. butter

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 Cup evaporated milk

  • 1/2 Cup seedless raisins

Sift together flour, baking powdser, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender (or your hands) until mixture resembles bread crumbs.

Whisk eggs together with evaporated milk and reserve 2 Tbsp. for later. Add remaining egg mix to dry ingredients stirring only long enough for the flour to be dampened.Add raisins.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and gently knead about 20 times.

Pat or roll into a circle approx. 3/4 of an inch and cut out circles with a biscuit cutter or glass with a width of no more than 2 inches.

Brush with reserved egg mixture, and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a 425 oven.

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