3 c unbleached white flour
1/3 c sugar
2-1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1-1/2 sticks (6 oz) cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 c buttermilk
1 T grated orange or lemon zest
Craisens, currents if desired
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add cold butter and cut in with a pastry blender or two knives until it is like coarse cornmeal.
Mix in buttermilk and zest with a fork.
Fold in fruits, if desired.
Gently work in to a workable ball.
Turn out onto a floured board and divide into 2 balls. Squish each ball into a round shape and cut into 6 wedges. Transfer wedges to an insulated cookie sheet.
Brush with a little more buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 16 minutes, until outsides are brown but insides still creamy.
Thanks to my friend Sandy R. for this excellent recipe!