Cranberry Scones

            Scones are one of those items that used to intimidate me. For the longest time, I would avoid making them, and instead find another way to do them. This recipe is so easy to follow and it gives the taste that you want in a scone. I can’t write this one without telling you guys to add some orange pieces to this!

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Oh my, talk about a delightful taste. Now I have this recipe for those delicious Cranberry scones that I love. It is so easy to make these now, one bowl, one pan and one fork.

            These Cranberry scones are the perfect item to serve for a holiday breakfast, and also Holiday parties. There are very few ingredients involved in making these. You need flour, soda, cream, honey or sugar and butter. That is it! Well except the fruit you add in.

Not kidding guys, add some orange in also, these are perfect! I grew up watching my mom make scones. Apparently, when you are a great cook, you do not need measuring cups or any of that stuff.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I add other fruit?

There is no end to the variety of flavors that you can add to these scones. You could put in raisins, apricots, cherries, you name it. It is perfectly okay to experiment with the fruit flavors.

            How do I store the scones?

The best way to keep scones fresh is to freeze them. Once the scones have been baked, allow them to cool completely, set them on a tray and place the tray into the freezer. Then, once they are frozen, you can place them into freezer safe bags. You could also freeze just the dough. Chill the scones prior to baking, once they are hard, place them in sealed freezer bags.

What do you need to make Cranberry Scones

            ½ tsp vanilla extract

            1 tbsp orange zest

            1 cup, plus 2 tbsp heavy cream

            1 ½ cups fresh cranberries

            5 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces

            4 tbsp granulated sugar

            ½ tsp salt

            1 tbsp baking powder

            2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour

Glaze:

            1 tbsp orange juice

            ½ cup plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar

How to make Cranberry Scones

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 425*

Place baking powder, 3 tbsp sugar, flour and the salt into a bowl on the food processor. Pulse 6 times, for 1 second each

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

SECOND STEP:

Drop the butter into the processor bowl evenly over the flour mix

Cover the bowl, pulse 12 times for 1 second each

THIRD STEP:

Place the mix into a large mixing bowl

Add in the orange zest, the vanilla extract and 1 cup of cream

FOURTH STEP:

Fold together using a spatula, until it is just combined

FIFTH STEP:

Place the dough on a floured surface, using your hands, with flour, knead the dough 6 times

Add flour if needed to prevent it from sticking

Roll the dough out to approximately a 12 inch square, then fold it into thirds to form a 4 inch square

a)

b)

c)

SIXTH STEP:

Transfer to a plate dusted with flour and place into the freezer for 5 minutes

a)

b)

SEVENTH STEP:

Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to a 12 inch square again

Sprinkle on the cranberries, (I also add orange zest with them) pressing lightly to get them into the dough

Roll the dough into a tight log shape, lay seam side down and press into a rectangle that measures 12×4

EIGHTH STEP:

Cut this rectangle into 4 rectangles

Then cut diagonally to form triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment

NINETH STEP:

Brush the tops with heavy cream mixed with the remaining sugar

a)

b)

c)

Bake 18 to 25 minutes, until golden brown

TENTH STEP:

Place on a cooling rack

Drizzle the glaze mixture over each scone before serving

a)

b)

Enjoy!

YUM!

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  •             1 tbsp orange zest
  •             1 cup, plus 2 tbsp heavy cream
  •             1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
  •             5 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
  •             4 tbsp granulated sugar
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             1 tbsp baking powder
  •             2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
  • Glaze:
  •             1 tbsp orange juice
  •             ½ cup plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 425*

Place baking powder, 3 tbsp sugar, flour and the salt into a bowl on the food processor. Pulse 6 times, for 1 second each

SECOND STEP:

Drop the butter into the processor bowl evenly over the flour mix

Cover the bowl, pulse 12 times for 1 second each

THIRD STEP:

Place the mix into a large mixing bowl

Add in the orange zest, the vanilla extract and 1 cup of cream

FOURTH STEP:

Fold together using a spatula, until it is just combined

Place the dough on a floured surface, using your hands, with flour, knead the dough 6 times

FIFTH STEP:

Add flour if needed to prevent it from sticking

Roll the dough out to approximately a 12 inch square, then fold it into thirds to form a 4 inch square

SIXTH STEP:

Transfer to a plate dusted with flour and place into the freezer for 5 minutes

Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to a 12 inch square again

SEVENTH STEP:

Sprinkle on the cranberries, (I also add orange zest with them) pressing lightly to get them into the dough

Roll the dough into a tight log shape, lay seam side down and press into a rectangle that measures 12x4

EIGHTH STEP:

Cut this rectangle into 4 rectangles

Then cut diagonally to form triangles and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment

NINETH STEP:

Brush the tops with heavy cream mixed with the remaining sugar

Bake 18 to 25 minutes, until golden brown

TENTH STEP:

Place on a cooling rack

Drizzle the glaze mixture over each scone before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 46gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g