Saturday, December 10, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes #69

Raisin Drop Scones

I don't know about you, but I have a terrible time with recipes that require rolling and cutting out dough. Here is a great recipe for scones that you can just drop on the cookie sheet and keep the rolling pin in the drawer...

What You Need:
(1) stick unsalted butter
(3½ ) cups flour
(2) tsp. cream of tartar
(2) tsp. baking soda
(1/4) cup sugar
(1/4) tsp. salt
(1½ ) cups buttermilk
(1) egg
(1) cup raisins

What You Do:
-Preheat over to 450°
-Grease baking sheet
-Sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sugar and salt)
-Add butter (cut into small pieces and using fingers to mix together)
-Add buttermilk
-Run boiling water over raisins until they are soft, drain and add to mixture
-Drop tablespoon sized dough into greased cookie sheets.
-Brush tops of dough with beaten egg
-Bake at 450° for 10 - 12 minutes (or until golden brown)
(Optional- Sprinkle with confectioners sugar before serving)

This week's carnival is up at Dubious Wonder. Trouble in Shangri La did a great job hosting and there are some holiday recipes that look pretty good!

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