Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones
Posted Wednesday, April 27th 2011 @ 3am
Yield: 16 small scones
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line baking pans with parchment paper.
Combine in a large bowl:
- 2 c unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1Tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ c sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
Cut in with pastry blender:
1/3 c butter
Add, then toss to combine:
1/3 c coarsely chopped dried cranberries
Form a well in the center of the bowl. Add, stirring just until moistened:
1 c + 2 Tbsp whipping or heavy cream
Knead 5 or 6 times in the bowl. Divide dough in half. Gently press each half into a 1 1/2 “ thick disc. Using a sharp knife, cut each disc into 8 wedges. Repeat with second disc. Transfer wedges to prepared baking pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops begin to take on a golden color. Remove from oven and carefully remove to cooling rack set over waxed paper.
To glaze, mix:
- 1 c sifted powdered sugar
- 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice (Use as much as needed to achieve desired consistency.)
Drizzle glaze over scones using a spoon or squeezing a plastic food baggie with a corner cut.
Lemon-Poppy Seed variation: Use the zest of a lemon to replace the orange zest. Add 1 tsp poppy seeds to the dry ingredients. Eliminate the dried cranberries. Use lemon juice in the glaze instead of orange juice.
Provided By: Lisa Dayton