I was on FaceBook earlier, posting about my bread baking trials, and a friend from Finland posted a scone recipe for me to try.
I've had a few scones in my day, and while I do enjoy them, they have never been a favorite of mine. Either too heavy, or too dry.
I decided to try my friend's recipe, and I'm so glad I did. With her permission, I have posted the recipe here, and I can't recommend this one, enough. Thank you, Hilppa!! A new favorite around here. I suspect it will make a regular appearance at the breakfast table. These are truly special.
250 grams flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
75 grams butter, cubed
2 tablespoons raisins
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, and stir to distribute. Add the butter cubes, and cut in with a pastry blender until small crumbs form.
Add the raisins, and stir to distribute.
Add buttermilk, a little at a time, and stir. Keep up with your additions until a firm, but soft dough forms. The dough should hold it's shape in the bowl.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll into a long, narrow rectangle, about 1" thick. Working across the length, cut into triangles, transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake until very lightly golden on the outside - do not over bake. Remove from baking sheet and serve warm with butter, jam and a dollop of whipped cream.
These are delightfully light, without being dry. A real winner!
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