Over the years I have given friends and family packages of the Fisher Scone Mix from the grocery store in Sumas, Washington. These scones are sold from a big white truck at the Puyallup Fair in Washington State. That's when I first tried them and loved them. I have on occasion talked the man in that truck into selling me a large bulk 25 pound bag of the mix - I haven't told too many people that so it will come as a bit of a surprise. But I have an even better secret to tell my friends....
2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins (if no raisins, add another 2 Tbsp. of milk)
1. Sift the flour and then measure the 2 1/2 cups.
2. Re-sift with the other dry ingredients.
3. Work the shortening into dry ingredients with your fingers.
4. Add raisins to the flour-fat mixture if desired and mix thoroughly.
5. Add milk to mixture. (no raisins, add another 2 Tbsp of milk)
6. Turn out on to a floured board and divide into two equal pieces.
7. Pat each into a round that is a little higher in the center and tapers out to the thickness of about 3/4"
8. Cut each round into four to create 8 wedge shaped pieces. Bake about 15 minutes at 450 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.
This receipe makes 8 scones at about 280 calories a piece.
** Hide, oh I mean store these little gems in an air tight container. Just reheat in the microwave and enjoy!