About this recipe:Very quick tasty scones, not as dry as bought ones. My family love them so much, so I make these every second day, 2 or 3 batches of them and they are always eaten. Everyone says these are much better than bought scones. These ones are raisin scones.
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
85g (3oz) caster sugar
57g (2oz) butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
113g (4oz) raisins, sultanas or cherries
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:12min › Ready in:27min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Put flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder in a bowl. Mix it in with your fingers until it starts to look a bit like breadcrumbs.
Add in raisins (or optional fruit) and milk a little at a time until you get the mixture coming together. Try to ensure it does not get too wet or you will have to add some more flour.
Line a baking tray with a baking sheet.
Roll out dough. If it feels too wet when you are rolling and starts sticking to everything, add a little more flour to the surface and turn it so that both sides are floured. Cut out little circles around 2cm thick and glaze with milk. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until risen and golden, about 12 minutes.
once you get these mastered..why not have 2 bowls on the go at the one time and do batch baking I usually cook cherry scones along with a batch of plain or raisin or. You can double the mixture for both bowls and do 4 batches of scones...
you can add a little salt but to be honest I prefer not too and although most recipes have salt I have tried it both ways and don't notice any difference
Really great, easy recipe but be careful how much milk you add as I found the quantity was far too much, even adding it in little amounts I ended up adding too much and had to add more flour. Despite that, they tasted great. - 23 Aug 2011
Very tasty scones. I doubled the mixture as 6 scones would not go very far in my house! However there seemed to be far too much milk. I only added about 3/4 of it bit by bit and it became far too sticky so I had to add a lot more flour. Also I would cut out circles at a depth of about 3-4cm rather than 2 as they were a bit flat. Could also add less sultanas. Delicious though - 10 Jul 2011
These are very easy. I made them with soya milk and they tasted great. Don't forget to brush with milk as I did on the first batch (even soya works) or they are very pale, though they taste the same. Good basic recipe to experiment with. - 22 Aug 2011