Sunday, January 14, 2018

Buttermilk Scones

Grandma asked me for scones....this is what I meant.  These came out pretty well.

Buttermilk Scones
Modified from Better Homes and Gardens

Scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1 beaten egg
1/2 buttermilk (which I can make....)
1/4 cup currants or raisins (I might try dried cherries)

Icing
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp finely shredded orange peel
1 tbsp. buttermilk or milk

Preheat oven to 400. 

Stir flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp orange peel, baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.  Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Make a well in center and set aside.

In another bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and raisins.  Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture.  Using a for, stir just until moistened. 

Turn dough out and knead for 10-12 dough or until nearly smooth.  Pat into 7 inch circle. Cut into 12 wedges.  Place wedges 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Combine 2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp orange peel.  Brush wedges with 1 tbsp buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar mixture.  Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.  Remove and let cool. 
Makes 12 scones. 

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