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raisin-orange scones

a recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

This is an easy and delicious morning treat!

serves 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For raisin-orange scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • ½ cup raisins, chopped
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, plus more for brushing
  • juice of 1 orange
  • raw sugar, for sprinkling

How To Make raisin-orange scones

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl stir in flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and orange zest. Combine 3/4 cup milk and juice of 1 orange. Mix in butter with fingertips until the consistency of course meal with a few slightly larger butter lumps. Stir in cranberries and milk and orange juice. On a floured surface, form into a ball and pat into an 8-inch circle, about ¾-inch thick. Brush top and sides with cream and sprinkle generously with raw sugar. Cut into 8 triangles (like you would a pie). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Resist eating these immediately and let them rest about 10 minutes to firm up.