Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Cranberry Orange Scones

My Granny was a fabulous British cook/baker in fact that was her career.
Granny was a scratch baker , never measured a thing.
"It is all in the way it looks or feels or sounds" she would say .
I love breads, in particular scones .
Still trying to perfect them , light and moist is my objective.
This is my thrown together tribute to Granny.
I utilized some leftover cranberry sauce, dried cranberries and orange juice.

Cranberry Orange Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1/4- 1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. grated orange peel, optional
1/2 cup cold butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Topping:
1 TBSP. white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400
Combine dry ingredients together, cut cold butter into flour mix until resembles coarse meal. Add dried cranberries to this mix. Combine egg, cranberry sauce and orange juice and peel together.Gradually add egg, sauce mix stirring until clump forms . This is Granny's "feel" part. Add more orange juice to bind mixture together.
Turn out onto floured board , knead about 4 turns.
Form into a round about 1 inch thick,sprinkle with topping mixture, cut into 6-8 wedges transfer to greased baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until "tapped on the top sound hollow."
This scone turned out to be moist, flavourful and light, but I feel I am still learning.

2 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

I can just taste those delicious scones. Thanks for the recipe.

Rosanne said...

They look like they turned out wonderfully!