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Twelfth Night Scones

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“Twelfth Night or not, these scones can be made & enjoyed anytime of the year! The original of this slightly-tweaked recipe was found in the Pillsbury Holiday Baking 2008 cookbook.”

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  1. FOR THE SCONES: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F & grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & sale, then with a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in the cranberries, vanilla chips & the 2 teaspoons of orange zest, before adding the yogurt & the 1/3 cup of buttermilk. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Shape dough into a ball, & place it on the prepared cookie sheet. With floured fingers, press or roll the dough into an 8-inch round, then cut the round into 8 wedged, but DO NOT SEPARATE THE WEDGES.
  5. FOR THE TOPPING: Brush the dough with 1 to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk. Then, in a small bowl, mix the 1 tablespoon of sugar with the 3/4 teaspoon or orange zest & sprinkle that over the dough.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from the cookie sheet & place on a serving tray. Let cool for 5 minutes, then separate the wedges & serve warm.

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