Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have been making these on and off for at least 25 years. Sometimes I leave out the raisins but they are delicious with or without them. There is never one left over.


  1. Put the first six ingredients in a large bow.
  2. Mix with 1 cup milk.
  3. (Try not to handle too much. You may need a tiny bit more milk but you don't want sticky dough.) Pat on a floured board and shape into a circle.
  4. Then cut in diamond shapes.
  5. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or golden brown.
Most Helpful

These are simply the best tasting, easiest to make scones!!!! The texture is perfect. I used canola oil for shortening and added CRAISINS. I am hooked.

veraschild January 01, 2004

these were really tasty, especially when i added a touch of nutmeg to the batter, however,they were rock hard once they came out the oven. BUT, i'm going to try again in case i did anything wrong.

Jackie Perez December 28, 2002

Wow! I made these with rice flour and added a bit of cream cheese to make the batter stick together better. I also used dried blueberries instead of raisins. They didn't get very brown after 15 minutes, but they are delicious nonetheless! Absolutely fantastic with butter. (I'm literally eating one as I type this.)

Bobbles February 19, 2010