Orange and Raisin Scones

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Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

Flakey and light scones with a subtle orange flavor ... from my friend Janette.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a large baking sheet.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the butter and cut in until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. (I prefer to freeze my butter and grate it into the dry ingredients).
  5. Add the orange rind and raisins.
  6. Ggradually stir in the buttermilk to form a soft dough.
  7. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of about ¾ inch.
  8. Stamp out circles of dough with a plain cookie cutter.
  9. Place the dough circles on the prepared baking dish and brush the top with milk.
  10. bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
  11. Serve hot or warm with butter or whipped cream, and jam or honey.