Another Thistle Ha’ favourite, these scones (rhymes with lawns) were usually served as a dessert biscuit. Extra special when made with chopped dates.

Elsie Miller’s Scotch Scones

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup of butter and/or lard
  • 1 cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 heaping tsps. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • milk

Sift the dry ingredients and rub in the lard. Mix in the raisins. Beat an egg lightly in a cup and fill it with milk. Mix this into the dry ingredients to forma soft dough. Roll to 1 inch thick and cut in triangles. Brush these with milk. Bake in a hot oven.