• 11/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, cut up
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 21/4 Cups California raisins
  • 2/3 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch square cake pan and line bottom with wax paper. In a large bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and butter. Using your fingers, work mixture until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add sugar and raisins and mix well. In a medium bowl, whisk buttermilk and egg yolk. Mix into dry ingredients until the dough just comes together. Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. With a floured knife, score dough into finger shapes about 1 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. Brush with egg white and dust with powdered sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

From: Home Made Best Made, a Reader’s Digest Cookbook

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 24%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 2.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 120; Potassium 210; Total Carbohydrate 30; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 21; Protein 2; Calcium 22; Iron 1;

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