Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Bread flour
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter-Chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water (glaze)
  • Strawberry preserves

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 F. degrees. Butter and flour a heavy cookie sheet. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add butter and cut in until mixture resembles fine meal. Add milk, eggs, raisins, and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Press dough into 1-inch thick round. Cut out rounds using floured 3-inch round cookie cutter. Gather scraps and re-form into 1-inch thick round. Cut out more rounds. Transfer rounds to prepared cookie sheet, spacing evenly. Brush with glaze. REFRIGERATE 15 MINUTES. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve scones warm with strawberry preserves