Tuesday, December 6, 2011

cranberry-orange scones with an orange glaze...

Cranberry-Orange Scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup fresh or dried cranberries
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, & orange zest.
Cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. 
Stir in fresh or dried cranberries.
Add buttermilk, and stir until just combined; try not to overmix. 
Use a little more buttermilk if dough is too dry to work with.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; shape it into an 8-inch round. 
Cut circle into 8 wedges & place them on the baking sheet.
Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

This is the first time I have ever made scones & I am so glad that I finally did! They are so easy to make & so good... Plus, there is such a variety of things you can add to them... to be sweet or savory! I know that I will be trying many other scone recipes soon! Yay!! This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart.
For the Orange Glaze... I simply mixed 1-2 Tablespoons of Fresh-squeezed Orange Juice 
& 1-2 Cups of Confectioner's Sugar, until I got the desired thickness. 
Then, I drizzled it over the scones.
I can't wait to have one with a cup of tea, for breakfast tomorrow!
Yumm... :)


  1. oh my! these look sooo delicious! i've got to make them soon!

  2. those look amazing! :) They kinda look like little hearts!