Orange scones

Yield: 9 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
¼ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
½ cup Dried currants
1 teaspoon Grated orange peel
1 Egg
1 Egg, separated
¾ cup Whipping cream

The WHITEHALL INN in New Hope, Pennsylvania, offers these delicious cakelike, orange scented scones.

Makes about 9.

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Preheat oven to 400F. Combine first 4 ingredients in processor. Add butter and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in currants and orange peel. Beat 1 egg and 1 yolk in small bowl. Whisk in cream. Add to flour/butter mixture and stir until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth.

Roll dough out to thickness or 1 inch. Cut into 3 inch rounds using cookie cutter. Transfer rounds to heavy large baking hseet, spacing 1 inch apart. Brush tops with egg white. Sprinkle lightly with sugar.

Bake scones until puffy and light brown, about 18 minutes. Cool scones on rack. Serve scones warm or at room temperature.

Origin: Bon Appetit, Favorite Restaurant Recipes Shared by: Sharon Stevens.

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