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Scones (Scotland)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • Granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix and sift dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in butter with a pastry blender.
  3. Add buttermilk to egg, reserving 1 tablespoon of the egg white. Beat until blended.
  4. Pour into dry ingredients all at once. Stir. Mix to moisten.
  5. Toss dough on a lightly floured bread board. Pat lightly and roll 3/4-inch thick.
  6. Cut into squares or rounds with a floured knife.
  7. Beat remaining egg white with 1 teaspoon water. Brush each scone with mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake on a cookie sheet at 425 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

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