Yesterday I baked one of my most favorite little treats....Cranberry-Orange Scones....
oh yeah...with a buttermilk glaze. These are quite scrumptious! I am all about full disclosure and giving credit where credit is due...I got this recipe years ago from Cleo...owner of a local quilt shop here in town. She fixed these for a sewing bash...and I was in love! Have you ever noticed that quilt shops are great places to get yummy recipes?
So I thought I would share the recipe this morning so you can run out and get the things you might need to whip these up to enjoy with your afternoon tea!
Here's what you'll need:
1 3/4 C flour
1/4 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C butter
1/2 C dried cranberries (I use Craisins)
1/2 C vanilla chips
1 tsp dried orange peel
1/2 C vanilla yogurt
1/3 C buttermilk
and the glaze:
2 T buttermilk
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp dried orange peel
Heat oven to 375F. Grease cookie sheet (I use a round Pampered Chef stone, so I don't grease anything)
In large bowl..combine first five ingredients. Then cut in the butter with a pastry blender or a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in the cranberries, vanilla chips and 1 tsp dried orange peel. Add yogurt and the 1/3 C buttermilk and stir just until moistened.
Shape into a ball and place on the cookie sheet/baking stone. Pat into an 8 to 10" round. If it's sticky, just dust a little flour over the surface to make it easy to pat out.
Now...with a pizza cutter or knife, cut into squares, but don't separate. Just make the cuts. It'll look something like this...
Okay..take the 2 T of buttermilk and brush the top of this dough...use all of it! It's so worth it! Then combine the 1 T of sugar and the 1/2 tsp of orange peel and sprinkle over the top.
Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges begin to turn a golden brown.
Now here's the hard part...let them cool. For 5 minutes. It's just 5 minutes...you can do this! LOL
Then run your pizza cutter or knife back over the cuts you made previously and you're good to go!
They're not biscuit-y like what you might think scones would be. These are light and moist and chewy and oh my GOSH I hope you like them!
They're always a hit around here..as evidenced by the Jakester and his buddy...
Hope you enjoy them if you give them a try!