Scones Orange Spiced by shugga

posted by shugga 04-07-99 4:48 AM

Orange spiced Scones

1 3/4 c. flour
3 T. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup sweet butter
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg slightly beaten
4-6 T. half and half
1 egg slightly beaten

1/2 cup sweet butter
2 T. orange marmalade

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

In medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and orange peel.

Cut 1/3 cup butter into flour mixture till ti resembles fine crumbs.

Stir in raisins, egg and just enough half and half so dough leaves sides of bowl.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead lightly 10 times.

Roll into 9 inch circle, cut into 12 wedges.

Place on cookie sheet. Brush with beated egg.

Baked for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Immediately remove from cookie sheet. In small bowl stir together orange butter ingredients. Serve with scones.

Makes 12 scones - 1/2 cup orange butter.

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