Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones…

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated orange zest (from 1/2 orange)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick butter) COLD butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, plus 1 TBSP to brush the top
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon coarse/raw sugar to sprinkle on top, optional but recommended 🙂

Ingredients for Orange Glaze:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar , baking powder, salt and grated orange zest. Add cold butter and use a pastry cutter (or 2 knives), cut butter into mixture until you have pea sized crumbs.
  3. Add dried cranberries to flour mixture and stir gently to combine. Make a well in the center and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs and heavy cream. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a spatula just until moistened.
  5. Turn dough onto floured surface and pull together into a round disk, about 1 inch thick. Cut disk into equal wedges. Brush tops of scones with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and sprinkle with raw sugar if using.
  6. Bake 15-17 minutes, until golden.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Prep time: 15 min.

Cook time: 15 min.

Total time:  30 min.

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