Cranberry Orange Scones

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As the rainy, cold and miserable day continued I thought I would whip up something else.  Mom picked out a recipe she thought she would enjoy, Cranberry Orange Scones from Taste of Home’s Complete guide to Baking.

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

10 tsp sugar, divided

1 Tbsp grated orange peel

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup cold butter

1 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup orange juice (I juiced the orange I had for zesting)

1/4 cup half and half

1 egg

1 Tbsp milk

Directions

1.  In a medium bowl, combine flour, 7 tsp sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  In a small bowl, combine cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Stir into crumb mixture until soft dough forms.

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2. Turn into a floured surface; kneed gently 6-8 times.  Pat into an 8 inch circle.  Cut into 10 wedges.  Separate wedges and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.

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Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Removed to a wire rack.

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2 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Looks like in that last picture we have the same cooling rack. Funny I have an entry on scones and a picture very similar as the last in my post!

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