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       Title: Buttermilk Scones
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 18 servings
  
       3 c  Flour
     1/3 c  Sugar
   2 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     3/4 ts Salt
      12 tb Butter
       1 c  Buttermilk
     3/4 c  Currants
       1 ts Grated orange rind
            -(orange part, or zest only)
 
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       1 tb Heavy cream
     1/4 ts Cinnamon
       2 tb Sugar
  
   PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 425F. Use an ungreased baking sheet. Combine the
   flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
   Stir well with a fork to mix and aerate. Add the butter and cut into
   the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or two knives, or work in,
   using your fingertips, until the mixture looks like fresh bread
   crumbs. Add the buttermilk, currants and orange rind. Mix only until
   the dry ingredients are moistened. Gather the dough into a ball and
   press so it holds together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured
   surface. Knead lightly 12 times. Pat the dough into a circle 1/2-inch
   thick.
   
   TO MAKE THE GLAZE: In a small bowl combine the cream, cinnamon and
   sugar; stir to blend. Brush the dough with the glaze. Cut the dough
   into 18 pie-shaped pieces. Place the scones 1 inch apart on the
   baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the tops are
   browned. Serve hot.
   
   MARION CUNNINGHAM
   
   PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK
  
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