Raisin Biscuits

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups raisins


Sift together dry ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add eggs and milk, stirring until well blended. Stir in raisins.

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and lightly knead 7 to 8 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.