Friday, August 10, 2012

Sahuaro Scones

Only growing in the Sonoran Desert, these mighty cactus provide food and shelter for native animals. Spelled either ways, Sahuaro and Saguaro, this plant is unique to Arizona.

We also enjoy Buttermilk Currant Scones; recipe is found on page 197 Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

Saguaro Scones

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar substitute
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoon saguaro seed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter or margarine. Add sour milk. Knead lightly about ten times. Cut into two pieces. Pat each out until 1/2 inch thick. Place each on ungreased baking sheet. Score into 8 or 2 pie shaped pieces. Bake about 12-15 minutes until well browned. Serve hot.

from Plants of the Sonoran Desert and Their Many Uses by Don Wells and Jean Groen.