Great Grandma Mabel’s English Scones


1/2 tsp salt                               2 tsp baking powder
2 cups  flour                             4 Tbs sugar
6 Tbs butter                             2 eggs
1/2  cup  sour cream              1/2 tsp vanilla


Preheat  oven to  375  degrees. Lightly butter a baking sheet. Sift flour into a bowl with sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the  butter and work your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  Combine the eggs, cream  and vanilla in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and  stir until moistened,  Flour  your hands well. Working quickly , lightly pat the  dough into a 8′ round. With a  sharp knife , score the round into eight wedges. (Dough can also be rolled and cut into  biscuit shapes.)  Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until  the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. remove scones to a wire rack and cool for a few minutes. Cut along the  score marks and  serve warm with  butter,  preserves or clotted  cream.

makes 8  scones

The last time I  made scones I was in a rush to  serve them so  I  cut them  before  baking and they turned out  fine. For those of who want to make clotted  cream for your scones here you  go.

Irish Scones


3 cups flour                      ¾ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder       1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup milk                  1 egg slightly beaten
¾ cup butter melted        1 1/2 cup  raisins        

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together.  Very slowly pour in milk, egg and cooled butter. Fold in raisins.  Bake in a greased and floured 9 x 5  x  2  baking dish.  Cut into squares and serve with butter, cream cheese or preserves.

I used a small  round pan and  cut them into triangles . bake for 50 minutes, you can use a toothpick to check if done.

Rhubarb Nut Bread

1-1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable Oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cup rhubarb cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 Tbs butter 1/3 cup sugar


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. combine brown sugar, oil, and beaten egg . In a small bowl mix together milk,baking soda,salt and vanilla. Add milk mixture to sugar mixture alternately with flour,beating well after each addition Fold in rhubarb and nuts turn into 2 greased and floured 8x4x3 loaf pans. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of loaves, Bake about one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Serves 10-12