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I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC where they have a lovely tea room. This is one of the recipes used over the years at their Afternoon Tea.
- Crumb flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add 5 eggs, slowly and separate the 6th egg and add the white into the batter; the yellow half of the 6th egg is used to do the egg wash.
- Add raisins.
- Add cream and mix into a smooth dough.
- Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Cut into desired size and shape.
- Egg wash scones and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Serve with clotted cream and jam.
The BEST ever!!! Having worked at the Empress for 5 years I've had many of these in my day...the perfect scone.