This is a recipe I tried from the Sunmaid Raisin Recipe site. It turned out better than I expected, so my daughter asked me to add it to the website. I’ve changed the recipe a bit to give them a bit more flavour. I hope you enjoy!
2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsps baking powder
1 1/2 tsps cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 egg yolk (to brush tops before baking)
1 tsp sugar (to sprinkle over tops before baking)
Preheat oven to 400º
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until it resembles course bread crumbs.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg, milk and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moistened. Add the raisins and form into a ball. Roll out onto a cutting board and cut into nine 3″ circles. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush tops with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Serve warm with your favorite tea.