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Orange Raisin Scones
Orange Raisin Scones


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut up
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

Topping (optional):

2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C)
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center.
  • In a small bowl, stir together egg and sour cream or yogurt  and add at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until just moistened.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and quickly knead by gently folding and pressing dough (about 8 to 10 strokes).
  • Pat and lightly roll into 6-inch circle. Using a round cutter, cut dough into scones. You can also make vedges by using a sharp knife, and cut dough into 6 or 8 vedges.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over scones before baking (optional).
  • Place scones 1 inch apart on baking sheet and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from baking sheet and cool 5 minutes on wire rack before serving.

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This versatile scone recipe is good for breakfast and lunch.

Butter adds rich flavor and contributes to a tender texture when used as an ingredient in homemade breads.

You can sprinkle scones with mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking for tasty variation of this easy scone recipe.

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