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Scotch Soda Scones

Yield about 3 dozen


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. Combine buttermilk, egg, and syrup; stir into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a smooth ball. Press down with fingertips to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 4 equal pie-shaped pieces. Prick each with the tines of a fork. Place on greased and floured baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes.

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