A sweet treat perfect for Spring!

Carla Hall's Golden Raisin Scones

  • 8 oz Butter (chilled)
  • 8 oz Golden Raisins
  • 4 cups Flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 oz Heavy Cream
  • 4 oz Milk
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • For the Honey Butter:
  • 1 Lb Butter (softened) broken up into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 teaspon Vanilla Extract
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Sift flour, cream of tartar and baking powder together, set aside.
  • Cut butter into flour mixture.  Add raisins.  
  • Beat together 2 eggs, 4 ounces of milk, and 4 ounces of heavy cream.
  • Gently mix flour mixture, salt, and sugar into the egg and milk mixture just until combined.  Do not overmix! On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into a square about 3/4" thick.  Use a 1 1/2" cutter to cut out rounds.
  • Mix egg yolk and tablespoon of milk to make egg wash for scones.
  • Bake scones at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  • To make the honey butter, combine the butter, honey and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix until everything is fully incorporated.
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