Orange Almond Scones

Orange Almond Scones

1/2 C. orange juice

1/4 C. buttermilk or plain yogurt

1 egg

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.

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