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Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Perfect Scone

I've searched for so long. Tried many a recipes...all to no avail. Dry, yucky, hard, you name it.
Well, forget the past. I'm here to tell you I hit the jackpot!

These are cranberry orange scones. Easy to make....really. 30 minutes tops.

The recipe is from Jenny Steffens

Cranberry Scones with an orange glaze

2 cups plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup cold heavy cream
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice

In a mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt using the paddle attachment. Cut the cold butter into 1/2 inch pieces. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix on low until the butter is mixed in and is the size of peas. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs and whipping cream with a fork. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the cream and egg mixture. Turn off the mixer once added. Fold in cranberries.

Put some flour on the counter. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface. Add some flour onto the top of the dough, then pat it out into a disk - about 8-9 inches in diameter. Cut the disk into 6 pieces like a pie.

Separate the pieces and put them on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

To make the glaze, stir together orange juice, zest and powdered sugar.

You could do blueberry and lemon also. I did add orange zest to my scone mixture.

Please give these a try....I don't think you will be disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good . . . Maybe if I follow directions . . . I can be successful too?