Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 c. craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg

The easiest way to do this is in a food processor*. 
Put dry ingredients and cranberries in food processor, whir slightly to mix. Cut butter into chunks and put in the food processor and whir until mixed and crumbly.
Beat egg and sour cream slightly and pour into food processor, whir until dough forms a ball.
Place on greased (or parchment paper) baking sheet and press into a circle, about 8 inches. With a sharp knife, cut into 8 pieces (pie/triangles). Bake 15-20** minutes at 400˚.

*If you do not have a food processor, you can do this by hand. Cut the butter into chunks, add the dry ingredients (mixed slightly) and use a Pastry Blender or a Hand Mixer to mix until crumbly.
Beat egg and sour cream slightly and then add to butter/dry ingredients and mix in with a wooden spoon, or knead by hand. The warmer the dough gets, the stickier, so you could start with frozen/grated butter if you are going to use your hands.

**I do 20 minutes on my stone baking sheet, regular baking sheets will probably be a few minutes less.

Serve warm or completely cooled.


Sarah said...

Looks yummy! I might try these with raisins; for some reason I usually can't stand the taste of cranberries in any form (fresh, craisin, juice). Do you serve your scones with butter? I know there's a sweetened cream they serve them with in England that I'd really like to try.

Rachel said...

Thanks Sarah- I'm sure they would taste fine with raisins... it's on my list to try. Currents would be good too, or dried cherries... all I will try eventually. :-)
We just eat our plain, but it is good with Clotted Cream or Lemon Curd- I'll have a recipe up for those later.


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