4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons shortening
3 eggs beaten
1 ¼ cups milk
1 cup golden raisins
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Work the margarine and shortening into the flour with the fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. Combine the beaten eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Stir into the flour mixture just until the dough comes together. Fold in the raisins.
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to about ½ inch thickness. With a 2 inch round cutter, cut out 40 scones and transfer them to a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake the scones for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are light brown. Serve at once with Devonshire cream or butter and jam.
*If you want a sweeter scone you can sprinkle them with sugar before baking.