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Mandarin Orange Scones


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
Zest of 1 orange
1 can mandarin oranges, chopped

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 drops orange flavoring
Fresh orange juice


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. By hand, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Cut in butter. Add buttermilk, orange zest and mandarin oranges.
4. Turn dough onto well-floured board. Add flour as needed.
5. Knead dough. Make eight 1-inch round wedges.
6. Score the eight wedges. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Glaze: Combine confectioners sugar, orange zest, orange flavoring and enough fresh orange juice to make a runny glaze.
8. Pour glaze over warm scones.