“I never imagined that I would be raving about dried grapes, but here I am. After discovering the jumbo mixed raisins at Sigona’s Farmers Market, I can’t get enough of them.* They are by far the best I’ve ever had — pretty, plump and packed with flavor,” says Allison Hau, the public relations professional, home cook, baker, and food blogger at Two of a Kind, who is based in San Mateo, CA.
“I grew up watching Martha Stewart, Jacques Pépin and Julia Child make magic in the kitchen. Now that I have cable, the Food Network is on almost all the time. But I don’t just watch TV – I examine cooking books, magazines and blogs, and sites like foodgawker and Instagram, too. This is where I get ideas for what to cook and bake – and the dishes I discover and recreate are what you’ll find here. With many cooking resources at my fingertips, it’s no wonder I’m always eager to try something new.”
“Jumbo mixed raisins are a convenient snack or versatile ingredient for cooking and baking. If you lack access to the product, don’t let that stop you from tackling this recipe. Use any kind of dried fruit (like cherries, cranberries or currants) when making these orange raisin scones. They will turn out great, I guarantee it. Orange raisin scones are delicious on their own with hot coffee or tea. But the pastries would also work well as part of a breakfast, luncheon, or brunch spread,” she adds.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour