Old Stone House B&B Scones (Ireland)
photo by Lalaloula
- Ready In:
- Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
- Rub in the butter with your fingers or a pastry blender.
- Add the sugar, baking powder, and raisins and mix together well.
- Add the milk and mix into a loose dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead until smooth (about 10 times).
- Roll out and cut the dough into eighths.
- Place on a lightly floured baking sheet, then brush the top of each scone with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated 400º oven.
- When done transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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These scones are wonderful! They have a flaky texture with a nice crunchy crust and the raisins are such a nice addition! The low amount of sugar used is perfect for me as I like my scones to be just slightly sweet with most of the sugar coming from the fruit added to the dough. I made only half the recipe for my sis and me and ended up with 4 big scones cut out with my Easter cookie cutters. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing yet another winning scone recipe with us, Annacia! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #21 April 2010.
DM loved these fresh out of the oven. I was a little disappointed that they did not rise as much as expected but they did have a nice taste. I did use sultanas as that is what I had on hand and would like to try with diced dried apricots and serve with an apricot conserve/jam. Will definately try again. Thank you Annacia. Made for 123 Hot Wonders. The reason for the poor rising was my fault, my baking powder was out of date and they also recommended 2 teaspoons per cup of plain flour (would need to use 5 teaspoons) will make again. Have made again with current baking powder (using 5 teaspoons as per makers instructions) and the scones rose very nicely and were thoroughly enjoyed - I got 11 scones using a scone cutter.