Jill’s Scones

Makes 12

  • ⅓ cup firm butter or margarine
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup raisins or chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • Sugar for sprinkling on top

Heat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl with a fork, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix in raisins or chocolate chips. In another bowl, beat together egg and milk until blended. Stir into dry ingredients just until mixture leaves the side of the bowl. Pat or roll to ½ inch thick circle. Cut into 10–12 wedges. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve warm. (You can also use chopped apricots, cherries or other dried fruits.) **This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

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