I have never paid much attention to scones–I don’t even remember the last time I had them, but it all changed when I was on my cruise vacation. Being on a giant ship 24 hours x 9 days—mostly sea bound—means that the best past time on board was to eat. Every afternoon, I had scones for my afternoon tea, and of course, a crepe or two. And then one fine day, I fathomed that scones are such great things to eat—under the shade on the deck overlooking the azure blue sea—over a cup of tea or tea.
So, that was how I discovered them and marked the start of my love affair with scones, especially raisin scones. I have always loved raisins and in this recipe, raisins give that extra sweetness and add moisture to the scones.