Orange Almond Scones
1/2 C. orange juice
1/4 C. buttermilk or plain yogurt
1/4 t. almond extract
3 C. flour
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. finely chopped almonds
1 T. fresh grated orange peel
Heat oven to 375°F.
Grate the peel before juicing the orange. Add juice to buttermilk and beat in the egg.
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter. Add sugar, almonds and orange peel. Toss to coat.
Add the juice mixture to the flour mixture. Stir with a fork until a ball forms. Turn out dough onto a floured board. Knead 5 to 6 times to make sure it is well mixed.
Roll into a ball and flatten it some. Cut into 8 wedges. Bake for 25 minutes or until medium golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack. Wait at least a hour before serving.