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Citrus Scones Recipe
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Citrus Scones Recipe

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My family enjoys these tender scones fresh from the oven with cream cheese. The recipe makes enough to include the scones on a brunch buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 275 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Combine the remaining ingredients; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead gently 5-6 times. Gently pat into two 8-in. circles; transfer to two greased 9-in. round baking pans.
  3. Cut each circle into eight wedges but do not separate. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16 scones.
Originally published as Citrus Scones in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p156

Nutritional Facts

1 scone equals 275 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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