Cranberry Orange Scones

We are so pleased that this has been a very successful year for The Pearl of Seneca Lake B&B. We have gotten to know so many wonderful people and have enjoyed them tremendously.   Now, as our season is coming to an end we will use this time to prepare for the 2012 season by renewing ourselves and our home.   We both know that we will miss the breakfast conversations and the laughter that follows.   The quiet time of the winter will be good for our soul and we’ll look forward to welcoming you all in early spring.

This is a new recipe and a perfect one for the Holiday Season.   It seems to have the perfect blend of sweetness and the tart taste of the cranberries.   I think it is a winner.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Mix together:
    1 ½ cups flour
    ¼ cup sugar
    3 tsp baking powder
    ¼ tsp salt

Cut in:
    ¼ cup butter (4 tbsp)

Stir in:
    ½ cup dried cranberries
    2 tsp grated orange rind

Mix separately:
    ½ cup buttermilk
    1 egg

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just moist.   Knead a few times, pat into a circle and cut into triangle wedges.   Place on greased cookie sheet, Silpat or parchment paper.

Bake at 400 deg for about 18 minutes.

Mix together and drizzle over the warm scones:
    1 cup powdered sugar
    2-3 tbsp orange juice

– Mary

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