December 14, 2012

Cranberry Orange Scones

I've had this recipe from Tasty Kitchen bookmarked forever and finally get to try it. I'm hoping it taste something like the scones that Liza's husband used to make at Whole Foods. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking soda
2½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ cups sugar
3½ tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
¼ cups dried cranberries
2 tsp orange peel, grated
¼ cups milk
¼ cups fresh orange juice
1 whole egg, beaten

¼ cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp orange juice

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cranberries and orange peel. Add milk, orange juice, and egg stirring just until moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 15 times or until smooth.
Form into an 8 x 8 square. Cut 4 even rows into the dough. Cut each row into triangles, about 6 scones per row.
Carefully transfer dough to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Let them slightly cool for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile make your glaze.
In a small bowl add your powdered sugar and orange juice mix until you reach a consistency you like. Add more sugar if too thin, add more juice if too thick. Drizzle over the top of scones.

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