Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Orange Poppyseed Scones

I'm thinking of making these scones and having tea for my moms upcoming birthday.I found the recipe on a wonderful site called ladies historic tea.You have to look through some of the older posts to find it ,but they have some really great recipes! I love this site.
It gives the history of scones and alot of information on teas.


2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cups poppy seed

1 tsp cream of tartar

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup orange juice

1 large egg

1 tsp orange peel


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut butter into flour mixtureuntil it resembles cornmeal.

3. Beat the egg slightly into the orange juice; add liquid mixture todry mix and gently shape dough into a ball.

4. Cut the ball in half, and pat each half out on a floured surface into a circle about 1/2 inch thick, and 8 inches around. Cut into wedges and place on a baking sheet.

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