Maybe Mom's scones weren't made with the "right" recipe, but they are the ones I love. My sons referred to them as "stones" after they cooled--Mom's recipe does get pretty hard after cooling, but a few seconds in the microwave or toaster restores their moisture and softens them perfectly. I made a batch yesterday, just to enjoy with a cup of Constant Comment tea.
I posted the recipe last year; here it is again for those who might have missed it the first time:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 c. butter
2 c. raisins
enough milk to mix the above ingredients.
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender. Add raisins.
Add milk and mix into a dough to about the consistency of biscuit dough. Pat out to about 1" thick on a floured pastry board and cut into squares.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes.