Cranberry Orange Scones

It’s cranberry season and the children I care for and I love cranberries. That’s why my eldest Nanny Kid chose this cranberry orange scone recipe we found on the Taste of Home web site. I always allow the children to help with every step of making a recipe from collecting the ingredients, measuring, and mixing when baking together.

You Will Need:

2 cups all-purpose flour
10 teaspoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cold butter
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup half-and-half cream
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon 2% milk

What to Do:

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

2. On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8-in. circle. Cut into 10 wedges. Separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.

3. Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack.

4. Combine glaze ingredients if desired; drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients; serve with warm scones.

References:

Taste of Home

Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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