Monday, March 8, 2010

Cranberry, Orange Scones

These are so moist and delicate when fresh out of the oven! Very quick to make for a special week day breakfast! Kelly says they are one of his favorite "desserts" that I make! You can use different fresh fruits and zests such as blueberry lemon, or raspberry lemon. Give them a try!

1C fruit (dried cranberries)
2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t orange zest
6 T cold butter cut into 1/4" pieces
1/2 C plus 1 T light cream
1 t vanilla
1/4 C light sour cream

Preheat to 425. Line large cookie sheet with parchment.
Mix dry ingred. Cut in butter. Add fruit and gently toss. Add 1/2 C cream, vanilla and zest. Stir to form ball. If you need more moisture, add a little more cream but you don't want dough to be too moist. It shouldn't stick to your hands! DON'T overwork! Form ball. Let sit a minute. Transfer to pan and pat into 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 equal wedges and separate by 1 inch apart at least. Brush tops with 1 T cream and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake 18 min or until golden. DON'T over bake!!! Watch these! Cook slightly and serve with honey butter or just plain!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

These are easy and delish!!!