As promised in my last post here is my recipe for Cranberry Scones.
So here is what I do and again...............I don't always follow the recipe.
These are my product choices when making this recipe. I use the Ocean Spray orange flavored Cran-Raisins and Simply Orange juice. If I happen to have a fresh orange I'll use the peel but honestly.........I usually never have an orange handy when I want to make these.
I soak my cranberries in a little of the orange juice while I'm mixing the scones together. I know they are already orange flavored but....they just plump a little and ..............I have plans for the juice.
Dry ingredients cut together with the butter. Sorry I forgot the pictures of the buttermilk and egg mixture that goes in next. It's not all that exciting. I also add a little of the orange juice in the dough if it's not wet enough as I mix it.
Next I turn them out on some flour and press them out in to a circle. Yes, my dough is on plastic wrap. Why you ask????
Here is a tip that my mom taught me...........Wipe your counter down with a damp cloth, put two pieces of plastic wrap down on your damp area that will be big enough for whatever your making. The plastic should just stick to your counter. Then put your flour on the plastic wrap, put your dough on that. It also cuts down on the flour you need so you get a flaky crusts or moist breads. This works fantastic for pie crust. Just put another piece of plastic wrap over the top of the dough and roll out. When you have it all rolled out all you have to do is lift the plastic up off the counter and flip it up side down in your pie dish. EASY! Makes, making pie crust super easy. Clean up........A SNAP!Next cut in wedges
Here is my plastic wrap...........see the counter...........Clean! No flour mess to clean up.
I use a Pampered Chef Baking Stones for baking everything. If you don't have one of these I highly recommend it. I have been using them for years and feel like it's the best thing I ever bought for the kitchen. They make crispy fries, my cookies don't burn, my scones come out perfect every time, I cook pork tenderloins on it, and well.........I use it probably everyday (if I cook) for something.
OK sorry for the Infomercial there. If Pampered Chef would like to give me some kick backs feel free to contact me.
Remember the juice that I soaked my cranberries in?
I added powder sugar to it and made frosting.
Out of the oven to cool a little before I put the frosting on.
I'm putting the tea on as we speak! These look so good!
What a perfect way to sit here and write this posting. With a fresh homemade scone and a cup of tea.
The House of B's was busy over the holiday weekend. I have some fun things to post later in the week.
Have a great day!