California Raisin Scones

Basic Sweet Dough with California Raisins

FORMULA

Total Dough
Ingredients Bakers % US/Oz Metric/g
Bread flour 100 35 1000
Icing sugar 32 11 320
Baking powder, double acting 2.4 0.8 24
Salt 0.8 0.3 8
Butter 44 16 440
Eggs 40 14 400
Milk 20 7 200
California Raisins 44 16 440
Total 283.2 100.1 2832

PROCEDURE

1. Measure raisins into a bowl; add hot water to cover and soak for 15 minutes. Drain for 5 minutes and let raisins stand for at least 1 hour more or overnight.

Mixing:

2. Blend flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together with paddle attachment on low.

3. Blend in softened butter, eggs and milk. Then, stir in raisins.

Shaping:

4. Roll out dough to about 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into scones and place on parchmentlined cookie sheet.

5. Bake at 360°F for about 18 minutes.

Variations:

  • Raisins in Mexican Conchas
  • Raisins in Italian Panetone.

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