Victor saw scones being made on not one, but two different cooking shows this week.  He took that as an omen that he needed to make some for us.

I like omens like that!

These are very simple and really good.  Perfectly light and crumbly.

Raisin Scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, very cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cream or whole milk
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375°Mix flour, soda, and salt.  Cut in butter, being careful not to over-work it.  Mix egg with cream and add.  Mix very lightly – just until it holds together.  mix in raisins.

Spread onto a floured surface and pat into a circle. Cut scones into 4-to-8 wedges.

Sprinkle with sugar and bake about 20 minutes.

I had mine plain, Victor had his with butter and blueberry jam.

Freshly-brewed Black Lab coffee from local roaster Kimberton Coffee Roasting Company finished the meal.

What a way to start a Sunday!