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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- 3⁄4 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chilled buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into large bowl.
- Mix in orange peel.
- Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Mix in dried cranberries.
- Gradually add buttermilk, tossing with fork until moist clumps form.
- Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface.
- Knead briefly to bind dough, about 4 turns. Form dough into 1-inch-thick round.
- Cut into 8 wedges.
- Transfer wedges to prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
- Bake until tops of scones are golden brown, about 25 minutes.
- Let stand on baking sheet 10 minutes.
- Serve scones warm or at room temperature.
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I love this recipe. I have received so many compliments and I have people ask me to make them. I Love adding dried fruit, orange zest and white chocolate chips. YUMMY! I then brush the tops with milk and put a fair amount of decorating sugar (thicker than regular sugar). Another version is chocolate chips and oatmeal! The possibilities are endless with this recipe. Be adventurous! I separate the dough into two balls andI use a pizza cutter to cut them, and I cut into 8 pieces each. Perfect size!
I made these yesterday and was very pleased! The recipe made 8 large scones. I started by using forks to cut in the butter but ended up using my fingers as I don't have a pastry cutter. This worked much better than forks. I also added some orange flavour (just a drop) but I found that it made a big difference as I like the orange flavour. I was true to the recipe in every other respect. Thank you so much for a great go-to scone recipe as I am sure that I will use this again and again!
FANTASTIC!! I was going to make muffins and decided to give scones a shot. I'm so glad I did! The only thing I did differently was use about 2 Tbls. of orange zest rather than the peel. I also used a pastry blender to mix the butter in rather than my fingers. The resulting scones are tender, moist and full of flavor! Very easy to make and even easier to eat!