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Raisin Scones

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raisin scones

fruity little scones
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: batch cooking, budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian
Servings: 24 servings
Cost per portion 3p
Calories: 72.5kcal
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  • 120 g raisins
  • 20 ml veg oil
  • 200 g flour self raising
  • 50 g sugar
  • 80 g lard
  • 70 g oat instant oats


  • Soak the raisins in some left over tea to soak up and get plump.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar and cereal and rub in the lard.
  • Stir in the raisins and then the oil and tea from soaking the raisins, to get a soft dough.
  • Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly.
  • Pat out to a round 2cm thick.
  • Use a 1.5in cutter to stamp out rounds and place on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up.
  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little water.
  • Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7
  • Bake for 12 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool on a wire rack
  • Click here to start a 12 minute timer
  • Makes 24 little scones, make 4 batches in the month.


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Nutrition Facts
raisin scones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72.5 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.15g2%
Saturated Fat 0.73g5%
Sodium 2.33mg0%
Potassium 67.83mg2%
Carbohydrates 14.52g5%
Fiber 0.99g4%
Sugar 2.15g2%
Protein 1.47g3%
Vitamin A 167.3IU3%
Vitamin C 1.45mg2%
Calcium 11.9mg1%
Iron 0.66mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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