Friday, March 27, 2015

Mom's Cranberry Orange Scones

Here is the recipe for the scones that Mom loved to bake and give away. She even baked a couple batches at my house, not long ago, and shared them with her Stoney Brook friends.

Cranberry Orange Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter
3/4 cup (more or less) cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
zest from one orange
1 egg
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I think Mom just used whole milk)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt).
Cut in cold butter.
Add cranberries, nuts and orange zest.
Beat egg with cream (or milk) in a small bowl and gently stir into dry ingredients (don't over-stir).
On floured surface, knead gently and form into an 8" circle.
Cut into 8 wedges.
Bake about 25 minutes.


2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup orange juice

Mix ingredients together and brush on the glaze while scones are still hot from the oven.

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