Saturday, January 2, 2010

WARM SCONES - Happy New Year!

These scones are juicy with raisins, and the slight tart taste of buttermilk. With all the raisins, these biscuits are a sweet treat even without any toppings or spreads. You can enjoy them all on their own.

Round and flat scones - the original shape!

3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 egg - lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3-4 tablespoons butter/shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup raisins/roasted almond @ both ;)

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut butter/shortening into the flour mixture until the mixture forms crumbs. Add sugar, buttermilk and toss well. Add raisins/almond. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Pat dough to a 3/4-inch thickness. Using a glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits about 2 inches apart on baking pan. Preheat oven to 200C. Bake about 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve warm with black or white coffee :) These scones are so delicious and tender when warm. Or just simply a light delicious treat at any time of day.

Plain scones @ buttermilk biscuits!