Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cranberry Orange Scones

My first choice is usually a chocolate scone, but on occasion I'll be in the mood for something different. That's when I make these cranberry orange scones. Light, fruity and perfect with homemade jam or a little dollop of whipped cream (the real thing).

2 cups flour
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2-1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
3-1/2 T. butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 t. grated orange peels
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1 egg, beaten
1 T. cream
1-2 T. coarse sugar

Mix dry ingredients. Cut butter in using a pastry blender (or two knives). Stir in dried cranberries and grated orange peel. Add wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Turn out onto floured surface, knead just a few times and form into an 8" circle. Brush with a bit of cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut into pie-shaped slices and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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