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Cranberry-Orange Scones

This is one of the recipes I screwed around with until I liked it~ I thought, cranberry+orange=yum, and went searching. I did not really find, but I found a cranberry scone recipe that I proceeded to lovingly butcher into this, which was excellent and delicious. Sooo. This is my own recipe, folks! Not my mum's or scrounged from a cookbook. My own, my precious.

So, I think it turned out very good. The only one who didn't like it was my best buddy Panda, but that's because she doesn't like fruit in food, the little weirdo.

Soaking the cranberries in the orange juice and sugar helps bring their flavor out

This is about the consistency the batter should be - pretty sticky still.

Sprinkle some sugar on top before they go in the oven for a little extra shine~

Our oven bakes a little unevenly, so I really should have rotated once during baking, but they're still quite lovely.

Lovely scones are quite lovely, are they not?

Cranberry-Orange Scones
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 grated zest of one orange
  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled and diced
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a small bowl, toss cranberries with sugar. Add orange zest and juice, stir briskly leave to soak. Mix lightly. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In another bowl or in the measuring cup, beat together milk and egg; slowly pour into dry ingredients, mixing with rubber scraper until dough forms. Add cranberry mixture, stir well. Form into a round on baking sheet or baking stone, sprinkle top with raw or white sugar.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Makes about 12, depending on how you cut.