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There are certain foods that you are restricted from eating when you get braces. So, to make your meals meet that standard without missing out on diverse and delicious dishes, we’ve found some sweet and simple recipes that will satisfy your taste buds. Today, we have a recipe from the highlands of Scotland. Scones handed down by granny from clan MacGregor.

-2 cups flour
-3 teaspoons baking powder
-½ teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons sugar
-⅓ cup shortening
-2 eggs
-½ cup milk or cream

Sift flour; measure; add baking powder, salt and sugar; sift again.

Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives, blending it until the mixture resembles coarse corn-meal.

To slightly beaten eggs, add enough milk (or cream) to make ¾ cup. Add enough of this liquid to the flour-fat mixture to make a soft dough, stirring it in with a fork; continue stirring until all of the flour disappears.

Turn out on a lightly floured board; knead lightly for about ½ minute. Pat or roll out about ½ inch thick; cut into 4-inch squares; cut each diagonally in half to make triangles.

Brush with milk, cream, lightly beaten egg white or egg yolk diluted with 2 tablespoons water; sprinkle with sugar. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in a hot oven (425° Fahrenheit) 12-15 minutes. Makes 10-12 scones.

If you would like more information about foods that do well with braces, call Dr. John R. Schouten and our helpful team at Schouten Orthodontics in Price, Utah. Phone: 435.637.0820.