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Organic No Salt Maple Raisin Scones
2 pounds of unbleached flour.
4 teaspoons of no salt baking soda
Juice from 2 medium lemons
2 teaspoons of lemon oil
1 cup of raisins
6 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 cup of whole milk
2 sticks of unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Place the flour in a mixing bowl, add the baking soda and mix with your machines dough hook, by hand or with a hand whisk.
Add raisins and mix gently but thoroughly.
Add the milk, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon oil and mix.
Preheat the oven to 425º
There's two ways to add the butter; both work equally well. The melted butter blends more easily. The grated butter forms pockets.
1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat and then add it to the flour mixture. For this method, I recommend using the machine.
2. Using a cheese grater, simply grate in the two sticks of butter and mix by hand.
I use a pizza stone covered with a sheet of parchment paper, or you can use a cookie sheet.
Form the dough into the size scones you prefer, and bake for around 12 to 16 minutes. I prefer mine a little darker, so I bake them a tad longer.