*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                FRUIT SCONES
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 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Beverages
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    2       ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Sugar
    6       tb           Cold butter,
                         -cut in small pieces
      1/2   c            Raisins (plumped)
    1                    Egg, beaten
    1       c            Plain yogurt (8oz carton)
                         Grated peel of 1/2 lemon
                         Milk for brushing on scones
   A little heaver than plain scones.  Make them slightly smaller than normal
   and serve without jam or cream.
   Preheat oven to 425F (220C).  Lightly grease a large baking sheet; set
   aside.  Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
   Stir in sugar.  With your fingers, rub in butter pieces until mixture is
   crumbly.  Mix in raisins.  With a form, stir in egg, yogurt and lemon peel
   and blend well to make a dough that BARELY holds together (you may need to
   press dough together with your hands).  Turn out onto a floured surface.
   Roll out with a floured rolling pin or pat dough with your hands to make a
   round about 1/2-inch thick.  Cut in rounds with a 1 1/2 inch fluted or
   plain cookie cutter.  Place 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet; brush
   tops lightly with milk.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until scones are well
   risen and golden.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Split and
   serve warm with butter. Makes about 18 scones.
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