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Orange buttermilk scones

Makes 12

Orange buttermilk scones


  • 30g butter or margarine
  • 125ml low–fat natural yogurt
  • 250g self–raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 225ml buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk, extra
  • 80g sultanas or dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Sieve flour and rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add sugar, sultanas or cranberries and orange rind.
  • Make a well in the centre and add buttermilk. Stir the mixture until just combined, be careful not to over mix.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly. Pat out to 3 cm thickness and using a floured cutter, cut out scones and place onto a lined oven tray.
  • Brush scones with extra buttermilk and bake at 200°C for 10–12 minutes.

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