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The Empress Afternoon Tea Scones

The Empress Hotel, Victoria, Canada


1 lb 2 oz flour (hard)
4 1/2 oz sugar
4 1/2 oz butter
1 oz baking powder
3 oz raisins
3 eggs
8 oz whipping cream
a pinch of salt


Crumb flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add 2 1/2 of the 3 eggs slowly, use remaining egg for egg wash

Add raisins

Add cream, mix to smooth dough

Roll out 1/2 inch thickness, cut out desired size

Egg wash, bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 mimutes

Makes 18 scones - regular size. Bring some to the office to share with your co-warkers! Enjoy!

Courtesy of The Chef at The Empress Hotel. We are please to share this recipe for the world famous Empress Tea Scones! Don't forget to come and stay in our hotel when you visit Victoria, Canada.