On this extra foggy afternoon, we are having raisin scones with clotted cream and orange marmalade. I have read about lemon, grapefruit or cherry marmalade but so far, have only tried orange marmalade, which is a perfect companion to raisin scones..
Here is a tip when adding raisins to the scone mixture. First soak the raisins in an equal amount of water. If the recipe calls for a half cup of raisins, add half cup of extremely warm water and wait awhile to let it plump out the raisins and the water is raisin color. Substitute that amount of liquid for some of the liquid in the recipe. It will make the scones fluffier and more flavorful, especially if you do not add any sugar. The raisins add enough sweetness.
Pat the dough out thickly and cut with heart-shaped cutter. The dough should be as high as the cookie cutter.
Pomegranate tea was served with these scones. If you would prefer something non-herbal, yet light, try white tea, which is similar to green tea.