Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cranberry Orange Scones

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast item to make this weekend?  A good friend of mine shared this cranberry orange scone recipe a while ago and I've made them a few times as a special breakfast treat. My boys love them and so do I.  The recipe came from the Go Bold With Butter website, but I altered the recipe slightly and use only dried cranberries.

Cranberry Orange Scones
Makes 8 scones


2-1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Cold Butter, Cubed
1 Cup Half & Half
1 Egg, Whisked
Zest of 1 Orange
3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries

Orange Glaze:
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice


Preheat oven to 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

*I've used both a food processor and my KitchenAid mixer and the food processor works much better.  The dough is sticky and can get a little messy.

For the Scones:
Mix dry ingredients together in food processor or mixer, then add cubed butter until you have a sand like consistency.  Next add half & half, egg and orange zest until the mixture comes together in a ball.  Then add cranberries and pulse together quickly.  Place ball of dough on heavily floured surface, roll into a circle about 1 inch thick.  Then cut into 8 wedges and place on lined baking sheet.  Bake for 13-15 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

For the Orange Glaze:
Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice, then spoon glaze on scones.

Store scones in airtight container.

I've also made Blueberry Lemon scones using this recipe, but substituting the cranberries for fresh blueberries and the orange zest and juice for lemon zest and juice. Both are delicious, but my family prefers the cranberry orange scones.   They are yummy breakfast treat!

Happy Champagne Thursday!


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