Cran-Orange Scones

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Orange zest – roughly 1 T

1 1/2 sticks of chilled, unsalted butter cut into small pieces

3/4 cup dried cranberries

1 cup buttermilk

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl sift: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Mix in the orange peel and then add the butter. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, mix the dough until it resembles coarse meal.

Add the cranberries and then gradually add the buttermilk. Mix until well incorporated.

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough (just a little bit!) and form it into a 1″ round.

Cut the dough into wedges and transfer to baking sheet. Don’t let your dough slices touch.

Bake until the tops are golden brown, 20-25 minutes.