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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

December 15 2010

Mom's Scones

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, very cold
1/2 cup (minus 2 tablespoons) buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried fruit - raisins, cranberries, etc. chopped

Mix dry ingredients well. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse pebbles. Beat together egg, vanilla, and buttermilk, add to dry ingredients. Mix briefly. Add nuts and fruit, mix. Turn dough out on well-floured cutting board. Knead briefly, working in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Shape into rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut into 12 squares. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. Enjoy while fresh.