- 2 cups of flour
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7 or 8 inch circle about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with a little bit of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm if you can, they're delicious!