Best Buttermilk Raisin Scones

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins

Everyone loves these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in margarine with pastry cutter till crumbly.
  4. Add buttermilk and raisins and mix. Batter should be stiff but not dry.
  5. Drop by large rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle tops of scones with sugar.
  6. Bake 15 minutes till golden brown.
  7. Serve with strawberry jam and devonshire cream.
  8. Recipe may be doubled.


Most Helpful

This recipe was too dry as it was written. I added another 1/4 c of buttermilk and it was fine. It is sweeter than the one I had made before, if I made it again I would cut back on the sugar to 1/3 c. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla to batter and sprinkled tops with cinnamon sugar.

lindam1230 March 06, 2015

Yep definitely more cakelike, I would almost say more of a light bisquit consistency. Not heavy and dense like a scone. I added dried fruit mix, cherries, blueberries, golden raisins etc. and some raw sugar on top for crunch. A good flat type scone, but not for you if you are looking for a traditional scone.

Michawnpita January 13, 2009

Very tasty and moist. More cake-like. I added blueberries instead of raisins.

La Donna Cucina July 05, 2008

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