Heat oven to 425'F. Grease an 8" round cake pan. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, eggs and raisins; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. With floured hands, pat half of dough into bottom of greased pan; press dough 1/4" up sides. Spread dough with jam. Top with remaining dough; spread evenly. Using sharp knife, score dough into 8 wedges. Brush top lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake at 425 Degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.
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.