(from Layne R’s recipe box)

Serves 12 people

Categories: bread


  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 C shortening
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 t grated lemon or orange rind
  • 1/2 C raisins (optional)


  1. Combine egg and milk. Measure flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl. Mix well. Add shortening and cut in thoroughly. Add rind and raisins. Add milk mixture; Stir with fork until dough is formed. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead 30 seconds.

  2. Divide dough into two equal parts, pat or roll each into a circle 1/2 inch thick. With sharp knife, cut each circle into 6 triangles. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk or slightly beaten egg shite; sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  3. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 1 Dozen scones.

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