Scone Ingredients:

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Butter or margarine -- cold
  • 1/2 cup Raisins or currants
  • 1 1/4 cups Sourdough starter

Scone Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees; grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, turmeric and sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender. Add the fruit and pour in the sourdough starter. Mix quickly. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Pat into an 8-inch circle and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer the scones to the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. The scones may be glazed with egg white and sprinkled with sugar, if desired.

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.