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                          OATMEAL CINNAMON SCONES
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4   c            Oatmeal
    1       t            Salt
    1 3/4   c            Flour
    6       tb           Butter, cut into 1/2-inch
      1/4   c            Sugar
    1       t            Cinnamon
      1/2   c            Buttermilk OR:
      1/2   c            Cream OR:
      1/2   c            Milk
      1/4   c            Brown sugar, packed
    1       lg           Egg, beaten
    1 1/2   ts           Baking powder (dbl acting)
    2       ts           Vanilla extract
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/8   ts           Grated orange zest
   Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to
   375 degrees. Into a large bowl, sift the flour,
   sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add
   oatmeal & mix together. Distribute the butter cubes
   over the flour mixture. Using your fingertips, quickly
   rub the butter cutes into the flour mixture, until the
   mixture resembles coarse meal.
   In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg,
   vanilla, & zest.
   Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture. With a
   large rubber spatula, using as few strokes as
   possible, stir gently until the dough is moistened and
   begins to cling together. Handling the dough as little
   as possible, stir until all the ingredients are
   completely combined.
   Using a 1/3-c. measuring cup, drop the dough onto an
   ungreased baking sheet, leaving at least 1-inch
   between the scones. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, until the
   scones are golden brown. Cool the scones on the baking
   sheet set on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Using a mental
   spatula, transfer the scones to the wire rack and cool
   completely. Serve warm or store completely cooled
   scones in an airtight container at room temperature.
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