Raisin Scones

Recipe by cooking_geek
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 14-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine 4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar the baking powder, and salt in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Blend in the cold butter at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-sized pieces.
  • Combine the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add to the flour/butter mixture.
  • Combine until just blended.
  • Combine the raisins and 1 tablespoon flour and then add to the dough and mix quickly.
  • The dough may be a bit sticky.
  • Dump the dough out onto a floured surface and be sure it is well combined.
  • Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough out to 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick.
  • You will see lumps of butter in the dough.
  • Cut into squares with a 4-inch cutter and then cut in half diagonally to make triangles.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the scones with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the outsides are crisp and the insides are done.
  • ~~~FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS~~~~.
  • To freeze: Allow scones to cool. Freeze in a rigid container or in freezer bags. Seal, label and freeze.
  • To serve: For crispier scones, thaw/reheat in a 325 degree oven for about 5 minutes. For softer scones, thaw/reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute on 30% power.
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