Buttermilk Cranberry Scones
After dividing the dough in half, I cut each piece into six wedges, making 12 scones in total.
or yogurt, plain
cold, cut up
fresh or frozen
Heat oven to 375℉ (190℃).
Measure buttermilk in 2 cup glass measure, beat in egg with fork.
Put flour, baking powder, soda and salt into a large bowl.
Stir to mix well. Add 8 tablespoons butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until mixture looks like fine granules.
Add cranberries, sugar, and orange peel: toss lightly to distribute evenly.
Add buttermilk mixture.
Stir with a fork until a soft dough forms.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and give 5 to 6 kneads, just until well mixed.
Form dough into a ball, cut into 8 wedges. Form each wedge into a ball and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until medium brown.
Remove to wire rack.
Brush with the 1 tablespoon of soft butter. Let cool, uncovered, at least 1 hour before serving.
Serve with jams, jellies and/or plain or lemon yogurt.
Makes 8 scones.