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Raisin Scones

No recipe image available. These scones, flavored with orange peel and raisins, would make a great addition to any breakfast meeting or a fun afternoon tea gathering.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/3 cup butter
2 large eggs, beaten - divided use
1/2 cup raisins
6 tablespoons half-and-half

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. In medium bowl; mix flour, sugar, baking powder and orange peel. Cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in one beaten egg, raisins, and enough half and half, so the dough just leaves the sides of the bowl. Knead on lightly floured surface for 30 seconds. Roll dough into 9-inch circle; cut into 12 wedges. Place on ungreased baking sheet, brush with beaten egg.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 12 scones.