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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Elle's Kichen: Orange Raisin Scones

On Sunday nights we are watching the final
season of Downton Abbey.  Last Sunday we 
had a late dinner and made it a tea.  Of course,
when you have tea, you should have scones.


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 tabl. orange zest
1 tabl. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup sour cream
1 egg

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Spray a baking
pan with Pam.
Whisk flour, 1/3 cup of the sugar, orange zest,
baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Add butter and cut into the flour mixture
with a pastry blender or 2 knives until
mixture looks like coarse meal.

Add the raisins.

Whisk the sour cream and egg together in 
a small bowl.

Add sour cream/egg mixture to the flour
mixture and toss until mist clumps form.

Pour flour mixture onto a lightly floured
surface and gently knead just until dough
comes together.  Divide in half and form each
half into a 4'' round.  Sprinkle with cinnamon
and the remaining sugar.  Gently press this 
into the dough so it stays in place.  Cut each 
round into 4 parts and transfer to the baking
sheet.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until
golden brown.  Cool and serve.

They were delicious!

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