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  • Cranberry Orange Scones by moo

    moo
    Posted May 10, 2006 06:47 AM



    Cranberry Orange Scones
    These are so good. I usually make orange butter to go with them.

    4 cups flour
    4 tsp. bkg. pwd.
    3/4 cup of sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    zest of one orange
    1 cup room temp. butter, cut into pieces
    2 large egg
    1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
    1/3 cup milk
    3/4-1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (sometimes I add more)

    Combine the four, bkg. pwd., sugar and salt. Add the orange peel; cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

    In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, orange juice and milk. (I save a couple Tbsp. of this to brush the tops of scones before baking.) Stir into flour mixture until the dough is moist, do not overmix. You can add a bit more flour if the mixture is too sticky. Add the cranberries.

    Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead a couple of times. Divide the dough into 2 equal balls. Pat each ball into a circle. Cut 6 wedges from each one. I generaly do not cut all the way through. Brush with the reserved egg mixture.

    Put on greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown.

    You may also glaze these with a mixture of 1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate


    Drizzle over the cooled scones.
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