Raisin Walnut
Scone Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Bread Recipe

This Raisin Walnut Scone Recipe is used during weekdays at the restaurant.

The scones are not a regular item on the menu but rather part of a featured item at breakfast.

Raisin Walnut Scone Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Bread Recipe

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes. Makes 12 scones.


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup raisins (regular or golden)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Measure and then combine the dry ingredients
  • With a pastry blender, cut in the butter
  • Combine milk and eggs and then add to the dry ingredients with the raisins and walnuts
  • Stir to blend
  • Roll out and cut into 3 inch squares
  • Cut each square diagonally so you have triangles
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a separate container
  • Brush the scones with melted butter and then sprinkle them with the sugar-cinnamon combination
  • Bake 15-18 minutes at 425 degrees F

Tip: To accurately measure flour (dry ingredients), spoon it lightly into a dry measuring cup and level with a spatula or the back of a knife.

Tip: If a recipe calls for sifting several dry ingredients, just put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk. It is much quicker and easier.

These scones are wonderful at breakfast or for a brunch item. I love them with either a great cup of coffee or tea.

Enjoy your scone recipe and all the restaurant recipes on the website and the company of those you share them with!


Did you know? Scones became popular and an essential part of the fashionable ritual of taking tea in England when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788 – 1861), one late afternoon, ordered the servants to bring tea and some sweet breads, which included scones.

She was so delighted by this, that she ordered it every afternoon and what now has become an English tradition is the “Afternoon Tea Time” (precisely at 4:00 p.m.). They are still served daily with the traditional clotted cream topping in Britain.