Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mary's Cranberry Buttermilk Scones


 
Mary is our scone baker at our potluck teas. 
She made Cranberry Scones for this memorable tea.
I served them with "real" British imported clotted cream, purchased at Whole Foods
and Robertson's Lemon Curd.
 
Mary's Cranberry Buttermilk Scones
3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup of cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Put aside 1 tablespoon milk
Prepare cinnamon sugar sprinkle of 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
 
Directions:
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl; cut in butter
Stir in buttermilk just until combined
Fold in cranberries and orange peel 
Turn onto floured surface; divide into two parts; shape each portion into a ball;
pat dough ball into a circle approximately 1/2 inch depth and cut into desired shapes, circles or wedges.  Place onto lightly greased baking sheet; brush each scone with the reserved 1 tablespoon milk and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
 
This was the first time to eat real clotted cream
for  Mary, Lynn, Patty, and Alice.
The were very impressed by the real thing.
I told them if they thought this was good,
they need to travel to England with me and enjoy it there! 
 
Link to the November issue of

5 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love cranberry scones, so I'll have to try out your recipe. Buttermilk is one of those magic ingredients, don't you think? Good to know you were able to find clotted cream at Whole Foods... I'll have to go look there. I'm planning a Christmas tea for my best friend.

Bernideen said...

These look so yummy and are perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Her scones look delish- thanks for sharing! I love anything cranberry and it is so good for women to have cranberries for good health.

Marilyn said...

The scones do sound just delicious!

Angela McRae said...

Yum! Those look so thick and fluffy!

 

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