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Buttermilk Scones

I was happy to discover this recipe. The small quantity is just what I was looking for in my quest for recipes for two. Happily, there can be a few left over for a snack later. The nice flavor of these scones makes them a favorite. -Ruth LeBlanc, Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons raisins or dried currants
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk, raisins and lemon peel until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 5-6 times or until no longer sticky. On a lightly greased baking sheet, pat dough into a 5-in. circle about 3/4 in. thick. Score the top, making six wedges.
  • Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375° for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Break into wedges. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 179 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • shelleyjCA2AZ
    Jan 9, 2010

    sounds pretty good...I would use mini chocolate chips in place of raisins...

  • winediva
    Jan 9, 2010

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