Friday, January 20, 2012

Cranberry Orange Scones

Breakfast or tea time, I just think it's very elegant to eat scones that are warm and fresh from the oven. Just indulgent with a smear of jam or creme fraiche.

Cranberry Orange Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup refined sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup fresh milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Grease and flour a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Grate butter using box grater and add to flour mixture.
  4. Mix lightly by hand until you get coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in the orange zest and dried cranberries.
  6. Whisk together the egg and milk.
  7. Using a fork, combine egg-milk mixture to flour-butter mixture. Take care not to mix too much.
  8. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead very lightly and form into a ball.
  9. Roll out dough to an 8-inch round about 1-inch thick. Cut into 8 triangles.
  10. Place on cookie sheet one inch apart.
  11. Brush with milk and sprinkle with a little sugar.
  12. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then serve warm.
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