Mary Edith's muffins are the best!

Buttermilk Scones

3 c unbleached white flour
1/3 c sugar
2-1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1-1/2 sticks (6 oz) cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 c buttermilk
1 T grated orange or lemon zest
Craisens, currents if desired

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add cold butter and cut in with a pastry blender or two knives until it is like coarse cornmeal.

Mix in buttermilk and zest with a fork.

Fold in fruits, if desired.  

Gently work in to a workable ball.

Turn out onto a floured board and divide into 2 balls.  Squish each ball into a round shape and cut into 6 wedges.  Transfer wedges to an insulated cookie sheet.

Brush with a little more buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 16 minutes, until outsides are brown but insides still creamy.

Thanks to my friend Sandy R. for this excellent recipe!

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