Thursday, August 20, 2009



Years ago I decided to start a tradition with my daughter and her girlfriends. I began having tea parties twice a year. Now these tea parties were unlike other tea parties. I guess what made the tea parties so special besides the precious friends were the ornate glass tea cups and of course my tea party raisin scone recipe.

As we all know every occasion that women are involved in always have a special “treat.” I wish I could take the credit for my tea party raisin scone recipe but I have to give the credit to Betty Crocker. Scones are an interesting dessert. There is nothing like them when they come fresh from the oven. This Scottish quick bread is said to have taken its name from the Stone of Destiny (or scone), the place where Scottish Kings were crowned.

Tea party raisin scones are sweet and are usually eaten for breakfast or tea. It is fun to decide what shape you would like your tea party raisin scones. This recipe mentions a triangular shape but don’t be afraid to use rounds, squares, or diamond shapes also. What I love about this tea party raisin scone recipe is its versatility. If you don’t like raisins simply substitute them with blueberries, cranberries, or chocolate chips.

I hope you take the time to enjoy life with your favorite gals while you sip tea and enjoy the mouth watering tea party raisin scones. Enjoy!!!

Raisin Scones
2-1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Blend in the raisins, then mix in the egg and enough milk to form soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat gently into a 10-inch circle (about 3/4 of an inch thick). Cut into wedges. Separate the wedges and place them onto a lightly floured baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown. Note: Try blueberries, cranberries and orange peel, chocolate chips, or other favorite addition instead of raisins.

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