I seem to be on a kick right now to make sure I have “treats” just in case. Just in case we get unexpected company! So, I have 2 tropical loaves, chocolate chip cookies, and scones. Oh…sorry about that….the cookies are all gone.
Anyway, these are lovely and if you wish, serve with with a nice orange marmalade and butter and you will be given the award of the day.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup golden raisins
- 1 tbsp. finely grated orange rind
- 6 tbsp. cold butter
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1/2 cup + half and half cream
- Icing sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Stir in the raisins and orange zest.
Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Make a small well in the center and add the liquids. Stir only until the dough clings together.
Knead on a lightly floured surface about 12-13 times.
Cut the dough into 4 pieces and lightly pat into squares about 1/2 inch thick. Cut these diagonally and place the squares on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
On removal from oven, sprinkle with icing sugar. Let cool if you can. Otherwise, pour the coffee, grab the butter and marmalade amd have your own party. I would…