Raisin – Nutmeg Scones

Scones are one of those pastries that are far easier to make than most people realize. Dry ingredients in one dish, wet in another, mix together, and you’re 90% done. I’d like to write more on this dish, but they’re scones for goodness sake. What’s not to like?

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, chilled and diced
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 egg white
  • sugar, for topping

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, Baking Powder, nutmeg and salt. Mix well with a fork. Add the butter, cutting it into the flour with the fork, mixing until the dough has a sand-like look to it. Add the raisins and combine well.

In a seperate bowl, mix together the egg and cream. Pour into the flour and stir in with a fork until the soft dough forms.

Place dough onto a flour surface, and give minimal kneadings (8-10 times). Form into a circle, and roll until somewhere between 1/2-3/4 inches tall. Cut into 8 – 12 wedges and placed on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Brush with egg whites and top with granulated sugar.

Place in the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove from Oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 8 – 12

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