Saturday, January 31, 2009

Orange Raisin Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons grated fresh orange zest
1/2 cup butter
1/2 raisins
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons sugar

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest in a bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender until it forms a crumbly mixture.  Stir in raisins.  Mix slightly beaten egg with the buttermilk, then stir it into the dry mixture.  Put mixture on a floured cloth and knead it 10 times.  Pat or roll out to a 9-inch circle.  Cut into eight sections like you would a pie.  Place on a greased baking sheet .  Brush tops with a slightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.  
Bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. 

Makes 8 Scones

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