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Traditional Raisin Scones

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) at room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Sift together the flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the 1/4 cup sugar, beating until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then add the flour mixture and the buttermilk. Sprinkle the raisins over the dough and gently fold them in. Using an ice-cream scoop, place mounds of dough on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve the scones warm, with softened butter and preserves. Makes about 1 dozen scones.