Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Irish Scones

Orange and Cranberries, 
a deliciable combination;
gives these scones their great taste.

Great for breakfast with jam
 or a delightful snack anytime of the day.

Your kitchen will smell divine
while these are baking.

2 cups  flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted cold butter cubed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Rind of one orange
3/4 cup buttermilk or milk
1 egg lightly beaten

Heat oven to 425 deg.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, 
baking powder and salt.
 Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Mix in the orange rind and cranberries with a fork

 Beat the egg in a measuring cup and
 add the buttermilk to make 1 cup.
(I was a little over)

Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture.
Keep a little to brush on the top of the scones.

 Roll out with a rolling pin or 
pat out with hands approx. 3/4 inch thick
 on a floured surface
Using a 2" floured cookie cutter, cut out biscuits.
Place on a cookie sheet
Brush tops with reserved milk mixture.
Bake 425 deg. about 14 mins.

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