Orange Cranberry Scones
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Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Cranberry and orange are a great combination, and these scones are simple and easy to make. They're good as is or spread with some orange compound butter. Cook's Note: This recipe makes full sized scones. If you want smaller scones, divide the dough into two balls when your first pour it out onto the floured surface. Then, proceed with flattening and cutting. This will give you 16 smaller scones which might be just what you need for a tea party for Mom.
Ingredients
  • FOR THE SCONES
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup very cold butter, cut into small pieces.
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried Cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. FOR THE SCONES:
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Use a fork or pastry cutter, work butter into the dry ingredients until butter chunks being mixed into the flour mixture begins to form small pea sized chunks. It will still be very floury.
  5. Add cream, egg, dried cranberries, and orange zest.
  6. Continue mixing with your fork until all ingredients are wet and holding together. Don't overwork the dough.
  7. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gather it into a ball.
  8. Pat the dough into a circle that is ¾ inch thick.
  9. Cut into 8 wedges.
  10. Place wedges onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. FOR THE GLAZE
  12. While the scones are baking, mix together the orange juice and powdered sugar.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over top of the scones or dip the tops into the glaze.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/cooking/orange-cranberry-scones/