This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. Here’s what Carina says about her lovely Raisin Scones recipe:
“A friend of mine gave me this recipe a few years ago and it became a regular in my kitchen. His grandma passed the recipe to him.”
Recipe by Carina Duclos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 -8 depends how big or small you make them
2 cups / 250 g flour
1/2cup / 50 g sugar
4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup / 110 g shortening or butter
1 egg and enough milk to make 3/4 cup
3/4 Cup Raisins
Tip: I used butter once because I did not have shortening and the results are similar however they kind of “melted” more when they cooked. The ones with shortening keep a better shape. However if you don’t have shortening do not be afraid to use butter
Preheat oven 425 F / Gas 7 / 220 C.
1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, raisins and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
2. Add shortening or butter and mix in a processor on ‘pulse’ or rub together with your finger tips until it looks like a crumble / bread crumbs.
3. Break an egg in a measuring cup and add milk until the 3/4 cup mark and lightly beat with a fork.
4. Add the egg/milk mixtures to the dry ingredients and mix just until well combined.
5. Do not over mix. Here is when you can add whatever else you want.
6. After this just place spoonfuls in a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Keep on eye on them because depending on the size you make the may cook quicker. Also leave some space in between because the grow.
Serve them plain, or with butter or jam or clotted cream.