Raisin-Orange Scones

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


This is an easy and delicious morning treat!


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

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About Raisin-Orange Scones

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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