Recipe by JJOHN32
"A good choice for breakfast, brunch or tea. Contain little sugar because sweetness comes from the raisins. Walnuts and lemon rind provide crunchiness and tang. Wonderful served warm and spread with butter and honey or jam."
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These were great. Delicious. The only changes I made were an extra 2 T. sugar, which is needed; and I soaked the raisins in boiled water for 5-10 minutes to make them nice and plump. Oh, and I added a teaspoon cinnamon. Yum. Will make these again.
I followed the ingredients as written but replaced raisins with cranberries and pecans for the walnuts. These were just o.k. and I think I might try again. Maybe add a little more sugar and take them out in 15 min. I left them in a little longer and they were harder then I wanted. Heated with jam they were better.
Wow, these are good! So what is it about buttermilk that makes it smell so retched, yet makes baked breads so good? But I digress...The batter was very wet as per the recipe so I had to keep adding flour until I could handle it. I think I added about 1/2 cup extra. They look like they will freeze well, but who am I kidding...they aren't going to last that long. I put the leftovers in a ziplock bag, sucked out the excess air, and stashed them in the refrigerator...until tomorrow morning!
Didn't add the lemon zest, but did add an extra 2 Tbsp. of sugar to the batter. These were wonderful - will definitely make these again!
These scones are absolutely delicious! All family and friends that have sampled these love them and ask for more. I made them exactly like the recipe says.
I've baked a lot of scone recipes, and this is one of the best. I buy lemons or sale and freeze the juice in ice cubes in 1 tlbs. amounts. I didn't have the lemon zest this recipe called for, so I used some of the juice, and cut down the buttermilk and they turned out and tasted great. I will make these only from now on, Thanks for taking the time to give us your great recipe.
This is one of the best recipes I have ever used; certainly the very best scone recipe I own. Everyone just loves it.
Definitely a good choice. I made it for Mother's Day, and everyone wanted seconds- including my father, who never eats scones. They were easy to make and tasted delicious. Definitely don't skip the lemon peel!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Walnut Raisin Scones
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 105
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