Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cranberry Orange Scones

Much like the scones served at a popular tea shop in our town, these scones are flaky, moist and delicious. 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped *
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 1 egg, beaten with fork
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  1. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Mix in orange zest and coarsely chopped cranberries.
  4. Combine buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients and mix until dough sticks together.
  5. Drop by large spoonfuls (scoop) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden.
  7. Cool slightly and then drizzle with glaze.

Yield: 12 scones

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

Combine ingredients and stir until smooth.  Using a spoon, drizzle the icing over the scones.

*Frozen cranberries can also be used...just be sure to chop first.