Modified from Better Homes and Gardens
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)
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.