Mix flour and baking powder. Add butter, blending until mixture is
butter-colored. Add sugar and continue to mix well. Add half the beaten egg and
all the milk. Add raisins, if desired, mixing well to make a sticky dough. Turn
dough onto floured board and knead at least 5 minutes or longer. Cut dough into
rounds and place on greased baking sheet or hot frying pan. Brush tops of scones
with remainder of beaten egg.
Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown. Makes 6