FYI, in Scotland, the words “bannocks” and “scones” are often used interchangeably.
Using simple ingredients and only 30 minutes, this easy raisin scone recipe is a perfect sweet snack for the whole family.
Grandma Johnson’s Scones
Prep 15 m
Cook 15 m
Ready In 30 m
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the raisins.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.
Printed From Allrecipes.com 8/9/2016
One reviewer posted a helpful hint for this recipe:
more like a muffin than a scone – cutting way back on the sugar, and eliminating the egg would make it more like a true scone. also, it makes me crazy when one of the “most useful” reviews tells readers to let the butter come to room temperature so that it can be creamed with the sugar. scones are meant to be flaky, which requires cutting cold butter into flour. creaming is a technique used in cakes and cookies…
Incorporate the tip or not, depending on your personal preference.