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How to Make Sourdough Christmas Scones With Your Discard

Sourdough Christmas Scones are filled with all sorts of good things, and, because they use baking powder as the primary leavener, they don't require a rise time. Yes, the scones do use up some of your sourdough discard, and yes, they are a bit more "yeasty" and lighter than regular scones. Nonetheless, the Christmas scones are closer to traditional scones than to sourdough bread. The scones get texture from oats and are studded with dried cranberries, dried orange pieces, almonds, and chocolate bits. The scones also include a touch of pumpkin pie spice and orange zest that, as the scones bake, will combine to make your home smell incredibly good. The recipe makes 8 large scones, but I usually make 16 smaller ones--just right for sharing and, if there are any scones left over, for popping into the toaster later in the week.

How to Make Sourdough Christmas Scones With Your Discard