Fluffy Buttermilk Raisin Scones

Spread these buttermilk scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam for the best English cream tea.
Light and fluffy buttermilk scones with raisins - so good served with clotted cream and jam!
I’ve been a bit strawberry mad lately, so this is the last time you’ll see a hint of a strawberry for at least a week or two I promise!

Besides, this isn’t actually a strawberry recipe.  This is my classic scone recipe.  Light and fluffy and packed with raisins, they really do taste fab with a nice cup of tea.
Light and fluffy buttermilk scones with raisins - so good served with clotted cream and jam!

I made and photographed this recipe a couple of months ago for Craftberry Bush – Lucy Akin’s beautiful website that I’m thrilled to write for.
Lucy is kindly allowing me to share any recipes that I write for her site on my blog too, so I couldn’t wait to get these yummy treats on here for you.

Before we get into the recipe though, I’m interested to know how you pronounce scones. 

Scones as in ‘ones’ or scones as in ‘cones’.  It’s an endless debate in our house, as I use the first pronunciation and Chris, pronounces it the second way.  Neither of us will ever back down, and our poor kids have even started using it as a tool to get brownie points (‘mummy I love your sc-ones, please may I have one?’ Or ‘Daddy, it’s definitely s-cones isn’t it.  Shall we watch Lego movie now?’).
Light and fluffy buttermilk scones with raisins - so good served with clotted cream and jam!

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