Finger-lickin’ Friday: Cranberry-Orange Scones

Every Friday I share a recipe I am curious to try, have tested (approved or disapproved), or have developed myself. This is miscellany‘s third installation of Finger-Lickin’ Fridays!

Cranberry-orange is such a great combo. Muffins, bread, cookies, in oatmeal.. basically everything. My most favorite way to use cranberry and orange is in scones. This recipe is a tried and true stand-by for me. There are a few modifiers I use to change things up sometimes, so don’t miss the “note” at the end of the recipe!

Cranberry-Orange Scones

Cranberry-Orange Scones

Status: Tested & Approved!

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbs unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 Cup craisins (I usually add more)
  • 1/2 Cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 large egg
  • Orange zest to taste (more than you’d think)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and adjust rack to lower-middle.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Grate butter into flour mixture and use your fingers to work butter into a “coarse meal.”
  • Stir in craisins.
  • Whisk greek yogurt and egg until smooth.
  • Mix yogurt mixture into flour mixture with fork until large clumps form.
  • Press into ball (stick at first, but will eventually come together).
  • Lightly flour surface and roll dough into a 7-8 inch circle about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into 8 slices.
  • Sprinkle top with raw sugar.
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes.

Note:
This recipe can easily be adapted, so consider these two modifiers!

  • Substitute craisins for currants or regular/golden raisins
  • Instead of sprinkling the tops with raw sugar, try this Grand Marnier glaze… In a small mixing bowl pour 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier over the zest of one orange and let sit for at least 15 minutes to draw the oils out of the zest. Add 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon orange juice. Stir until fully combined. Cover and set aside. Glaze baked goods while warm.

Enjoy!

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