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Scones

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Ingredients: 
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup firm margarine, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 cup buttermilk
about 1 tbsp. half and half
cinnamon and sugar
Directions: 

In large bowl, sir together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until throughly blended. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse cormeal; stir in dates and orange peel.

Make a well in center of flour mixture; add buttermilk all at once. Stir mixture with a fork until dough cleans side of bowl.

With your hands, gather dough unto a ball; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick circle. Using a 2 1/2 inch heart shape or other cutter, cut into individual scones. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Brush with half and half and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until tope are lightly browned.

Tip:
You can make your buttermilk. Just take 1 Tbls. lemon juice or vinegar and put it in a 1 cup measuring dish, fill the rest with milk. Use as much as you need for your recipe. This recipe you can use it all! So easy!

~Yum Yum!
From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart

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