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Buttermilk Scones

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, chilled
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup currants or raisins (optional)

preheat oven to 400

In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes and put over flour mixture. Blend butter into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl stir together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add the two mixtures together and stir to combine. Add currants or raisins if desired.

With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into 8 inch diameter circle on an ungreased baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until top is lightly brown. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Then transfer to wire rack to further cool. Makes 8 scones.