orange sugared scones

ORANGE SUGARED SCONES
Recipe By: Land O Lakes Favorites
Serving Size: 12
Category: Scones
Ingredients:
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2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Currants -- or raisins
1 tablespoon Orange peel -- grated
1 cup Sour cream -- -regular, or light
1 Egg -- separated
4 teaspoons Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Sugar

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease a large cookie sheet. In a large bowl,
combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; cut in butter until
crumbly. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, currants and orange peel. Stir
into flour mixture. In a medium bowl, with a wire whisk, stir together the sour cream,
egg yolk and lemon juice until smooth. Stir into flour fixture; mixture will be dry.
Knead about 5 to 8 times to combine all ingredients. Divide dough in half. Pat each
half into a 6-inch circle. Place both circles on cookie sheet; cut each into 6 wedges.
In a small bowl, beat egg white with fork until frothy. Brush the top of each scone
with egg white; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or
until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and scones are lightly
browned. Cool on a wire rack. To serve, separate into individual scones.
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