Cream Scones

2 cups flour
1/3 to 1/2 cups sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and zest in a large bowl. Whisk together. Add cream and mix. Gather together and knead a few times on floured board. Shape into a disk about 3/4 inch thick. Paint top of disk with milk or cream, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Cut disk into 12 wedges and place on large, un-greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12) until tops are browned. Cool on rack.

You can modify the recipe pretty easily, e.g. by adding 1/2 cup currants, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips to dry ingredients, replacing orange zest with lemon zest, etc.

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