Scones: Cranberry Orange Scones

posted by Mai 11-26-102 7:34 AM

Cranberry Orange Scones

2 cups all-purpose flour
10 teaspoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup half and half
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice

Orange Butter:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 to 3 tablespoons orange marmalade

In a bowl, combine flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. On a floured surface, gently knead 6 to 8 times. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 10 wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over scones. Combine orange butter ingredients and serve with warm scones. Yields 10 scones.

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