Raisin scones make a delicious treat. Scones are ideal to serve for breakfast, a tea party, or dessert. Bake a batch in different types of pans for a variety of shapes.
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Scones are ideal to serve at a tea bridal shower. So when the opportunity arose to host a family wedding shower for a cousin’s daughter, I chose scones as one of the desserts for the menu. It’s been a fun experience baking them in different sizes and shapes. I prefer the triangle shape:
You can bake scones in small triangles, large triangles, squares, or round like muffins or biscuits. Though wonderful hot and buttered, they’re even better with a glaze. Top them with white or colored icing, English-style clotted cream, and/or serve them plain.
Best Scone Flavors
I’ve added a list of best scone flavors below.
- currant (or raisin)
I think I’ve eaten just about all of the above kinda of scones.
Of course, I’ve had to do recipe tasting at home to determine which ones to use for the the bridal shower. No struggle at all on my part. I’ve loved scones for years.
My family and I used to go up north often from spring until fall or winter due to my husband’s line of work at the time. I’ll never forget the incredibly tasty orange scones at the Barnes and Noble cafes in that part of the country.
When I would ask those cafes down South about the orange scones, they informed me that it wasn’t part of their menu. Finally, a northern cafe manager explained that their northern and southern cafes had different pastries.
Scones are definitely a good choice of breakfast or snack treat to serve at home. And my favorite has always been that orange scone – covered with a thick orange-flavored icing. But other flavors taste wonderful, too, such as blueberry-lemon, cranberry-orange, and raisin.
Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe
Check out pattycakepantry.com’s Cranberry Orange Scone recipe also great for a tea party – or for the big game coming up. After Christmas holidays, we’re ready for a dessert that isn’t overly sweet. Scones make a great fit for that.
What type of pan do you bake scones in?
Bake scones on a cookie sheet, round or square muffin pans or a special pan for large triangular-shaped scones. Or use a cast iron skillet like I have, large or small. I have a tiny cast iron pan to make cornbread in. It makes the cutest little pastries. The cast iron cornbread wedge pan looks like this:
I like this pan that makes sixteen scones:
Or make scones in a mini-loaf pan:
Of course, round scones work great as well:
No matter the size, the main thing is that you want the result to be delicious scones.
Easy Raisin Breakfast Scones
Easy raisin scones made with Bisquick
- 3 cup Packaged Biscuit Mix
- 2 tbsp Truvia
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- 1 cup Evaporated Milk
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine the biscuit mix, sugar substitute, and raisin in a mixing bowl.
Mix well with a wire whisk or fork.
Stir in the evaporated milk to make a soft dough.
Drop by heaping tablespoons (patting lightly with a little flour if too sticky) into a square muffin and triangular cornbread pan.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven (Take them out before they get too dark and before the crust is too hard.).
Check your scones when baking to be sure they don’t turn too brown. One of my batches was left in about 15 minutes, causing too dark of a crust. I like to take mine out at about 13 or 14 minutes mostly, depending on the pan I’m using.
What other dessert is good for a tea party?
For another dessert for a tea party, try these old-fashioned teacakes:
Enjoy your scones. Share them with family and friends. Show hospitality with a basket full of varied flavored scones to your breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner guests.
Really, this is one of the easiest desserts to make – and perfect for any meal or snack. Add it to your big game day snacks menu along with chips and dips.