Wednesday, February 10, 2010

cranberries, cranberries, cranberries

as my roommate was cleaning out our snack basket, she found three bags of dried cranberries!

so i did a search for a scone recipe using cranberries. i found this recipe for cranberry orange scones. one tip. if you don't have a pastry blender, you can use two knives to cut up the butter. i did make one adjustment though. i sprinkled the tops with raw sugar. it gives it a more crystal look.

it smelled like butter and orange in the house as the scones were baking. i had one immediately after it was done. spread a bit of butter. very nice! it wasn't too sweet either which i prefer. i definitely plan to make them again.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup butter, cut up
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine first 6 ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add
buttermilk and dried cranberries, stirring just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times. Pat into an 8-inch circle.
Cut into 8 wedges, and place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with milk,
and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until scones are golden brown.

Yield: 8 servings
Southern Living, FEBRUARY 1997

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