I got this recipe years ago from a friend of mine whose parents were from England. This version is "the real thing", and I prefer it to any other scone I've ever eaten. They are not hard to make either.
The Real Thing: SCONES
2 cups self-rising flour
6 tablespoons butter, near room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup milk
Crumble butter and flour in a large bowl. Add sugar. Then add the milk to make a dough. Stir the raisins into the dough.
Place the dough on a floured surface. Knead for about 5 minutes. Roll out or pat the dough into a rectangle. Cut into circles using a standard biscuit cutter.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Makes 16-20 scones.