Citrus Raisin Biscuits

Citrus Raisin BiscuitsA zesty morning treat provided by Jim at BayView Bed and Breakfast.


  • Serves: 8
  • Complexity: medium

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cold Butter
  • Lemon Zest from a Large Lemon
  • 1/3 Cups Raisins
  • 1 1/4 Cups Regular Buttermilk


  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and suger together, and cut in the butter.
  2. Mix in the lemon zest and raisins and then add the buttermilk.
  3. Scoop out a large golf ball size of dough and roll in flour, and place in a greased floured pie plate.
  4. Repeat, tucking each ball tight against its neighbour. Makes about 8 scones.
  5. Place in a preheated oven at 475 degrees and then turn the temperature down to 450 degrees. Bake the scones for 18-20 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick.
  6. For vegans use 3 tablespoons margarine or canola oil for the butter and 1 cup of vanilla soymilk for the buttermilk.

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