Scones recipes that will make our welcome neighbor tea party special

The scones we chose to make ourselves for our tea party

Scones on 2 tier tray

When we were planning the party, I got out my recipes. I checked to see what ingredients I had on hand. I also noted what had to be added to my grocery list.

Now I'm going to share the recipes with you. I hope you like them. If you're like most women and a lot of men I know, you collect lots of recipes.

Sun Raisin Scones

Bake at 400 degrees
Makes 12

•2-1/2 cups flour
•1-1/2 tablespoons baking powder
•1/3 cup demerara sugar
•1/2 cup butter
•3/4 cup sun raisins
•3/4 cup milk
•1/4 cup sour cream

Note: Demerara sugar is naturally processed without the use of chemicals; it contains only 11 calories per teaspoon. It is made from tropical sugar cane. It can be purchased in stores selling natural spices


Mix the flour, baking powder, and sugar into a large bowl
Cut in butter using a pastry blender until it is in pea sized lumps
Stir in the sun raisins
Mix together the milk and sour cream in a measuring cup
Add to the dry ingredients, and stir to blend well (eventually you will have to get your own clean hands in there but don't handle the dough more than necessary)
Lift the dough onto a clean floured surface. Form it into two flattened rounds. (I prefer to use my hands rather than a rolling pin)
Cut into pie shaped wedges using a pizza cutter
Place onto a greased baking sheet
Sprinkle the tops with Demerara sugar
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown

Note: Scones dough like pie crust is best when handled as little as possible

Note: Regular sugar can be substituted for the Demerara sugar


Basic Scones Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Makes 12 scones

• 4 cups flour
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 cup cold butter cut into pieces
• 2/3 cup sour cream
• 2/3 cup milk
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon milk


Blend the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl
Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender until it is crumbly and pea sized
Mix the sour cream and milk together in a separate bowl
Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients; stir just until the dough holds together
Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and knead very lightly
Separate the dough into two sections
Pat dough into two 1/2 inch thick rounds
Cut each round into 6 wedges, and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet
beat the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk together and brush over the tops of the scones
Bake about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown
Remove to a wire rack

Note: Recipes can often be modified; sometimes I add fruit, nuts or chocolate chips. These are best added after the butter is cut into the dry ingredients.


Mock Devon Cream

•1 cup heavy whipping cream
•1/2 teaspoon white vanilla
•1/4 cup powdered sugar
•1 cup sour cream


Beat whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff (I use a kitchenaid mixer simply the best)
Fold in the sour cream

Note: When you don't want to purchase the real thing this is a good substitute for Devonshire cream.

I hope you find these recipes to be just your cup of tea.

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