Raisin Scones

Raisin Scones
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1
  • Servings: 10.0

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About this Recipe

These homemade Raisin Scones are both sweet and savoury - a delicious dessert perfect for lunch or brunch!


2 cups (500 mL) All-purpose flour
.5 tsp (2 mL) Salt
.5 tsp (2 mL) Baking soda
.5 tsp (2 mL) Cream of tartar
.25 cup (60 mL) Tenderflake® Lard
.25 cup (60 mL) Sugar
.33 cup (75 mL) Raisins
.66 cup (150 mL) Milk
1 tsp (5 mL) Fresh lemon juice


PREHEAT oven to 425°F (220°C).

MIX together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Cut in lard with a pastry cutter or gently with finger tips until mixture resembles coarse oatmeal. Stir in sugar and raisins.

MAKE a well in centre of mixture and pour in milk and lemon juice. Mix to a soft dough and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Roll out to a ½ inch (1 cm) thickness. Cut out rounds, using a 2 inch (5 cm) cookie cutter. Gather remaining dough together and cut out more rounds. Place scones on a baking sheet.

BAKE in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool scones on a wire rack.


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