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Raisin-Orange Scones


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


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
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Step 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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