One of my best childhood memories is waking up to my mother baking my grandmother's famous oatmeal raison scones. They are so simple, but they are absolute perfection!
Recipe for Devine Scones (after my Grandmother Devine)
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup raisins (soaked in warm water for approx 10 minutes then strained)
- 1/3 cup buttermilk (or to make your own buttermilk just add approx 1 Tbs of lemon juice to the milk so that it curdles)
2. Then cut in margarine/butter and oats with a pastry blender (alternatively you can use 2 butter knives held in criss-cross to cut in the butter until you achieve consistency of fine crumbs).
3. Mix in the buttermilk and strained raisins using a fork. Knead dough lightly.
4. Pat dough into a flat circle approximately 7 inches in diameter.
5. Using a large knife cut the round into 8 equal sized wedges (like pie slices).
Bake the wedges on an ungreased baking sheet at 325º for 15 minutes (I like to line it with parchment paper)
Once out of the oven, brush the tops of the scones with melted butter (optional).
Serve with Jam and enjoy!