November 1, 2014

Lemon Raisin Scones Using Homemade Baking Mix

So I have a weird fear. It's a fear that I've had as far back as I was 18 and hasn't gotten much better. I hate voting in person. I know it's sounds weird, but as soon as I was old enough to vote I voted by absentee. Since I grew up in Washington I never had to have a reason to want an absentee ballot. Now that I live in the state of WV it's another story. You can't vote by absentee unless you have a reason. I would love to say that I have voted in every election and am a great citizen even though I have a panic attack every time I try to vote in person. I don't. I vote in presidential elections, but in-between I am not a great voter. My kids are growing up already going with my husband to vote, and love going to the court house to early vote like they did today. I'm hoping that they will grow up without my anxiety associated with voting. I inherited it from my father and having the behavior stop with me would be a  good thing. It's a weird fear, but I hope by sharing it that other people that share my anxiety will feel a little less alone.

So I shared a homemade baking mix last week that can be used for a variety of baked goods. My kids are in love with the baking mix since it can be used for pancakes, scones, biscuits, you name it. Pretty much anything you could use Bisquick for, except that this mix has fresh butter in it. Here is a recipe for Lemon Raisin Scones using Homemade Baking Mix.

Lemon Raisin Scones

  • 2 cups homemade baking mix
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine baking mix, granulated sugar, raisins, and zest.
  2. In a separate bowl combine cream and egg.
  3. Stir into dry mixture until it comes together.
  4. Add more cream if neccessary.
  5. Hand pat into a 6 inch round.
  6. Cut into 8 wedges.
  7. Brush with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • If the mixture doesn't come together well, add more cream. Keep adding cream until a usable dough comes together. 
  • Try not to overwork the dough. The less the dough is worked the fluffier your scones will be. 
  • If you don't like raisins, Craisins would also work. 


  1. Ok Ann.Really I think all we have fears.
    Why? I dont know and is ok.
    I dont like the crowds! Really scared me !
    I love this scones I would like one with a cup of tea:))

    1. We do all have our own fears, I agree :) The scones would be great with tea!

  2. I am quite positive you're not alone and it's not irrational either. We all have fears, I'm deathly afraid of all things reptilian. Yeah I hate snakes with a passion and I'm deathly afraid of them. No matter how much a pet owner says "he's great with people".

    I think I'm going to have to try this. I have to first give your baking mix a try but from the recipe this sounds absolutely delicious!

    1. My mom was afraid of spiders, if she saw one she would flip out :)

      The baking mix is so good and saves a lot of time!

  3. Don't we all have fears, rational or irrational.
    These scones have turned out so gorgeously golden and beautiful.

    1. We do all have fears I agree :) Thanks for the sweet comments about the scones!

  4. I don't mind voting that much. It's usually just me & all the old people in town LOL.

    1. Here it gets crowded and everyone always wants to talk :)

  5. We all have these fears, I guess. In my case, I never thought I could have a crazy panic attack when I was wheeled to the OR for my CS back in 2011. It was pretty crazy. I felt crazy.

    I have to check out your homemade baking mix first. Thanks!

    1. Panic attacks are the worst! The homemade baking mix is great, you should definitely try it!

  6. These scones would be so nice for breakfast..with a bit of jam and cup of black coffee.. :)

    1. They would be great for breakfast I agree ;)


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