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Orange-Pecan Scones

No recipe image available.Enjoy these delicious orange scones, laden with pecans, for brunch or afternoon tea.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, cut butter into flour, sugar, grated orange peel, vanilla, and baking powder until the mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring just until the dry mixture is moistened. Stir in chopped pecans.
  2. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead 3 or 4 times. Divide the dough in half and roll each portion into a 7-inch circle. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cut each circle into eight wedges.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 12 to 14 minutes.

Makes 16 scones.