Grandma Johnson's Scones

Grandma Johnson's Scones

Bread Quick Bread Scones

A basic scone recipe that really does the trick. Tried and tested through 3 generations of kids. Simply the best anywhere!

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 440
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)


  • 1   In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and baking soda, and set aside.
  • 2   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • 3   In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the butter. Stir the sour cream mixture and egg into the flour mixture until just moistened. Mix in the raisins.
  • 4   Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll or pat dough into a 3/4 inch thick round. Cut into 12 wedges, and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • 5   Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 20.2g 31%
    Saturated Fat 12.0g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 486mg 19%
Potassium 196mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 60.4g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 7%
Protein 6g 12%
Sugars 25g  
Vitamin A 617IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 76mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 17mg  
Folate 82mcg