Easy orange pecan scones

Easy Orange Pecan Scones recipe

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3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick (1/4 pound) cold butter
1/2 cup pecans
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg for wash


In a food processor, pulse flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange peel, and sugar briefly to mix. Add butter and process until crumbly. Add pecans and pulse 2 or 3 times, just long enough to chop and combine.

Turn out into large bowl and stir buttermilk into mixture.

Knead on floured surface, and pat flat until 1 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with egg wash (one egg beaten lightly with fork).

Bake 12 minutes at 425 degrees. Serve with jelly or honey.

Makes:about 15 scones

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