mmmm buttery cranberry scones…

1 Nov

After having tea at the Fairmount Hotel, the next day I decided to make my own batch of scones.  Oh how I loves scones!  My ultimate favourite is the pumpkin scone at Starbucks although the ones at afternoon places are pretty outstanding albeit a little less accessible then the Starbucks variety.

This make a pretty big batch (24 in fact) so make sure you have lots of people to share it with!

Here’s the recipe…

What you need!
4 cups plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
1 cup dried cranberries

What to do!

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Mix 4 cups of flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and cut the cold butter into it by crumbling it with your hands.

2.  In a separate bowl, whip the eggs and cream until combined.  Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour and butter mixture while mixing until just blended.  At this point, the dough might not be completely uniform and lumpy.

3.  In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup of flour with the cranberries, toss to coat.  Add the cranberries to the mixture and fold in.

4.  Cut the dough in half.  On a floured counter or board, place half the dough on the surface.  Flour your hands and rolling pin, and roll out into a circle that is 3/4″ thick.  Cut into wedges like a pizza making 6 triangles.  Cut those triangles in half.  You should have 12 pieces.

5.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the wedges on top about 1″ apart from each other.

6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges start to brown!  Repeat steps 4-6 for the other half of the dough and enjoy!

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One Response to “mmmm buttery cranberry scones…”

  1. C November 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    How do you think the dough would freeze? Love scones too, but don’t need 2 dozen a week in my diet!

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