Cherry, cranberry, and walnut scones
Makes 8 scones


½  teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
The zest from one large fresh orange
½ cup cold unsalted butter
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper
Mix the ground cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and set aside for dusting the tops prior to baking
In a large bowl combine the two flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest
Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture using a pastry knife, until the largest lump is the size of a pea
Stir in the dried cherries, cranberries, and chopped walnuts
Add the buttermilk and stir until no dry flour remains (do not over-stir)
Turn the dough onto a pre-floured surface and pat it down into a disc that is uniformly 1 inch thick
Cut the dough into 8 wedges (like a pizza) and transfer to a baking sheet, spaced 1-2 inches apart
Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the scones just prior to baking
Bake at 375F for 18-22 minutes until the tops of the scones are firm to touch and the bottoms are lightly browned (lift the corner of a scone to test) 
Cool the scones (slightly) on a rack, then transfer them to a basket lined with a tea towel or napkin... and cover to keep them warm

Enjoy with farm-fresh butter

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