A good choice for breakfast, brunch or tea. Contain little sugar because sweetness comes from the raisins. Walnuts and lemon rind provide crunchiness and tang. Wonderful served warm and spread with butter and honey or jam.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon peel.
With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in all but 2 tablespoons of the nuts and the raisins. Mix in buttermilk with fork.
Gather the dough into a ball and knead for about 2 minutes on lightly floured board.
Roll or pat out 3/4 inch thick. With a chef’s knife cut into 3 inch triangles. Place, spaced 1inch apart, on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon buttermilk; sprinkle with the remaining sugar and the nuts.
Bake in center of 425 degree F (220 degrees C) oven about 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with butter or jam.
Per Serving: 207 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 261.5mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.