Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Raisins Scones

Makes about 12 scones

2 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp castor sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup milk
1 beaten egg for glazing

Preheat oven at 180 deg C with a lightly greased empty tray in it. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Rub butter lightly into flour to get a bread crumb-like mixture. Stir in sugar and raisins. Get a clean and dry 4-cm round cutter ready. Add in the milk in the flour mixture and mix well to form a smooth soft dough. Do not over-mix. Pat with your hand or roll out to 2-cm thickness and cut with floured cutter. Place on heated baking tray. Brush the scones with egg for glazing. Bake in hot oven at 180 deg C for about 15 minutes or till brown. Serve with Jam, butter, cream, maple syrup or cheese and a cup of tea. Enjoy!!

If you do not have self-raising flour, use 2 cups of plain flour with 3 teaspoon of baking powder.
If the dough is a bit dry, add milk a little at a time, make sure the dough is smooth and not sticky.

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