Hello again!“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~Samuel Smiles
Are you craving something yummy for breakfast to go with your morning tea or coffee? Try these scones and if you desire something extra special add some chocolate chips to this recipe. 🙂
Orange Cranberry Scones
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 6 TBSP sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tsp. grated orange peel
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 cup dried cranberries (optional, if you are like me and love chocolate you can replace it with chocolate chips or just do both!)
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 8-12 TBSP half&half or milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine: flour, sugar, baking powder and orange peel. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in cranberries and/or chocolate chips, 1 egg. enough milk until moistened. Turn dough lightly floured surface- kneed lightly 10x roll into two 9″ circles. Cut into 12 wedges (round cake pan). Place 1″ apart on stoneware or cookie sheet, brush with beaten egg. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Warm orange marmalade with little water and brush over scones while they are still warm (optional). I like to use a confectionery sugar glaze with a touch of milk and orange extract with some grated orange peel (amount as desired) and spread over top.