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April 14, 2013

the boy & i bought beautiful blood oranges at the farmer’s market this morning.  one thought was to add zest to the scones we planned to bake.  another thought was about a late-afternoon cocktail involving tequila.  now that the afternoon is here, the boy is enjoying a warm scone just out of the oven – tender, flaky & scented with blood orange.  and i am enjoying that cocktail…


cream scones with currants & blood orange(makes 12)
2 c. all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T butter, cold
½ C currants
2 tsp. blood orange zest

1 C + 2 T heavy cream, divided
sanding sugar (granulated will work fine)

preheat oven to 425

in a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.  with two knives, cut in the butter, taking care that it remains in pieces & does not soften into the flour, until the mixture resembles peas & coarse bread crumbs.  add the currants, zest & cream, stirring (i use my hand) until flour is moistened & dough is well-combined.

gather the dough into a disk approximately 8” round & slice into 12 wedges.  brush wedges with cream & sprinkle with sanding sugar.  bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.  serve warm.


*this post’s title brought to you by the boy.

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  1. flyingmermaidemily permalink
    April 14, 2013 11:36 pm

    Y’all know how to live!

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