Prune Walnut Scones
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4 cunsifted all-purpose flour
1 Tbspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
2/3 cvegetable shortening (or butter)
1 cchopped walnuts
1/2 cpitted prunes, coarsely chopped
1 1/3 cbuttermilk
How to Make Prune Walnut Scones
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the shortening in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Set aside 1/4 cup walnuts. Add remaining walnuts and the prunes to dry ingredients; toss until combined. Add buttermilk and mix lightly with fork until mixture clings together and forms a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently 5-6 times. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured rolling pin, roll one half of dough into a 7-inch round. Cut into 4 wedges. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
- Place scones 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet. Pierce tops with tines of fork and sprinkle with reserved walnuts. Bake scones for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.