I am back now - tenatively. This blog isn't going to be a daily poster - just a place where I can jot down some thoughts, share a recipe or what we've been working on in this old house. I don't want it to rule my life.
With that said, I'd like to bestow on you a delicious new recipe I tried this morning.
It's just a basic scone recipe that I dressed a up a little with some orange juice and rind.
My version went something like this:
3 cups flour 1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 cup cold butter**
5 tsp baking powder 1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
** TIP: If you freeze the butter beforehand, you can grate it into the dry ingredients which makes it much easier to cut in.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with knives or pastry ...cutter inner?....(that can't be right).... until crumbles. Add orange rind and stir. In a one cup measure, beat egg. Add orange juice to make 3/4 cup approximately and add milk to make one cup of liquid. The measures will vary with the volume of egg.
Stir liquid into dry ingredients, a little at a time until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to pull the dough together. Roll dough out into 1/2 inch thick circle. Cut into 8 wedges and place on a greased cookie sheet. Alternatively, I used a clean, empty soup tin to cut circles (more like biscuits than scones). I got just less than 2 dozen out of a single recipe.
Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
These were perfect for our ladies bible study brunch. The hint of orange takes them straight from tea-time to brunch-time!
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