Fruited Buttermilk Scones

(4 servings)

  • 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter - cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 peach or nectarine - diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg. Cut in butter and maple syrup. Stir in fruit and orange peel.

Make a well in center of this mixture; pour in butter milk.

Stir until moistened. Pat dough into a ball, knead on floured surface for about 3 minutes.

Shape into a dome.

Place on lightly oiled cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Then, with sharp knife, score top into quarters, making cuts 1/2-inch deep. continue baking for another 20 minutes.

Top will be golden brown when done.

This is simply a must try. Better than anything at a commercial coffee shop!!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank astrometrics for this recipe.

Recipe number 762. Submitted 1/11/2003.