My favorite scone recipe

3 c flour
1/3 c sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter
1 c buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into large bowl.  Cut in butter. Add buttermilk,stirring gently until clumpy. Turn out onto floured board and knead until dough comes together. Form into a round for large wedges, or a rectangle for smaller wedges. Cut into wedges and bake until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.  Parchment paper is great for scones if you can find it.

Variations

Zest of one orange or lemon
3/4 +/- dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, dried cherries, pecans, currants, etc.

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