This recipe was simple enough to mix up that Noah slept the whole time I made them, ate them, and wrote this blog! It started with a basic mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then you cut butter into the mixture, and added buttermilk and lemon or orange zest. I picked orange because orange plus scones equals yum! The recipe had two methods for baking them, you could cut triangles and coat them with butter and sugar on top, or you could roll out the dough coat with butter, sugar, and chopped dried fruit or just use jam, and then roll them up and slice them. I went with the chopped dried fruit, which was cherries!
I think these turned out great. I think the layer of butter, sugar and fruit made them extra delicious and I ate two in about twelve seconds, dang those hot pastries.
|topped with butter, sugar and cherries|
|the finished product!|