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Fruited Buttermilk Scones

No recipe image available.Tender, orange-scented buttermilk scones, sweetened with pure maple syrup, and laced with bits of fresh nectarine.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, chilled
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 nectarine, diced
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup buttermilk

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in chilled butter and maple syrup. Stir in diced nectarine and grated orange peel. Make a well in center of the mixture and pour in buttermilk. Stir until moistened then pat the dough into a ball, and knead on a floured surface for 3 minutes. Shape into a dome and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes. Then score the top into 6 wedges with a sharp knife, making 1/2-inch deep cuts. Continue baking for another 20 minutes; or until the top is golden brown.

Makes 6 scones.