Preheat oven to 400 degrees; coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the flours, baking soda and baking powder; stir to mix well. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the margarine or butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the applesauce and just enough of the buttermilk to form a stiff dough. Fold in the raisins, if desired. Form the dough into a ball and turn onto a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, shape the dough into a 7-inch circle. Place the dough on the sheet and use a sharp floured knife to cut it into 12 wedges. Pull the wedges out slightly to leave a 1/2-inch space between them. Brush the tops lightly with skim milk. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot.
This scone recipe is provided for entertainment purposes and not for redistribution. There may be errors in this publication so before hosting your next tea party, be sure to perfect your preparation method and fine tune your ingredients. Although scones are easy to prepare, there is an art to making them the right consistency and thickness. Don't forget to include Imperial Tea Garden® brand teas at your next tea party.