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Cranberry Orange Scones

Servings: Makes 8-10 scones
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick/2 oz./56g) firm unsalted butter or margarine
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
2 tsp. finely-grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Work butter or margarine into dry ingredients until butter is the size of small peas, using a pastry blender or fork. Add remaining ingredients, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gather into a ball. Pat into a circle 3/4-inch thick. Cut dough into 8 to 10 wedges. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 8-10 scones.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: July 27, 2002