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3 cups flour (all purpose or cake )
3/4 cup unsalted butter (175g)
4 Tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Finely grated orange zest from one medium orange
1/4 cup raisins
4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt

*All the ingredients should be extremely cold .



1. In a large bowl sift in flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the orange zest and raisins then whisk well.

2 . Add butter . Rub it in using your finger tips until you get a crumbly mixture.

3. In a small bowl add milk , orange juice, egg , vanilla. Mix well. Pour this mixture in the flour mixture.

4. Mix just to combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Then transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface.

5. Spread the dough and slightly flatten it using a rolling pin or your palm .

5. Dip your cookie cutter in flour as you cut out each piece.Place on a prepared baking tray.

6. Brush the top with milk or egg wash .

7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 Degrees Celsius for 18 minutes or until well baked .

*Makes 12 scones.


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