Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea time raisin scones

They say that Tea in England is never complete without warm scones served with Jam and fresh cream. I couldn't agree more for these scones make an ideal tea time snack. I got this recipe from a newly brought recipe book called "Muffins and quick breads". The moment I saw the recipe I wanted to try it. The fact that the recipe was eggless only added to my excitement. 
I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly and easily these scone were ready. It just took me around 30mins to make these from start to finish. A recipe can't get any better can it?

Tea time raisin scones recipe:
Preparation time: 15mins
Baking time: 15mins
Makes- 8 scones

All purpose flour or maida- 2 cups
Sugar- 2 tbsp
Baking powder- 2 tsp
baking soda- 3/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Zest of one lime
Butter- 5tbsp, cut into chunks
Raisins- 1/2 cup
Milk- 3/4cup
Additional butter and sugar for glazing


  • In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda and sift once
  • Add sugar, salt, lemon zest and mix
  • Cut in the butter into the flour mixture using two knives until the flour resembles bread crumbs
  • Mix in the raisins and then stir in the milk.
  • Using a fork, gently fold in the wet ingredients into the dry. DO NOT over mix
  • Gather the dough into a ball and knead lightly on a floured surface for 2mins
  • Pat the dough into a disc of 3/4th inch thick and 5-6" in diameter
  • Cut into 8 triangles and place one inch apart on  a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 220C for about 15 mins until the undersides are lightly browned
  • Serve warm with jam

This recipe is my contribution to Aipi and Priya's Tuesday bookmarked recipe event


  1. Love those crisp and triangle scones! Hope to see many more of such wonderful treats from that book.

  2. That was quick Sanjeeta :) Thanks!! You will definitely see many more recipes from the book :)

  3. Delicious & delightful scones!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Wow looks crisp and delicious scones.

  5. Fabulous scones, simply irresistible..

  6. You got these perfect to the T !
    The pics are FANTASTIC..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  7. Wonderfully prepared scones dear. Looks very crispy and very well complimented by tea.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. excellent looking scones! i never made scones .. ever.. let me try this one :)


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