Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cranberry Citrus Cream Scones

I've been remiss in blogging this past week as I've been super busy getting our youngest daughter ready to start 3rd grade.   From clothes shopping (she has grown 2 inches in 4 months) to school supplies (spent over $45.00) and organizing her closet, we are now set.... or at least I thought I was.   I remembered she has to take a snack to school every day in addition to lunch.   "Hmmmm.... what to make, what to make", I pondered.   Rather than buying some store bought, overly processed and full of sugar snack I decided to make Cranberry Citrus Cream Scones.   I love knowing each ingredient that goes into her tummy and dried cranberries add such a nice texture with the flavor of the lemon and orange.  NOW I am ready for her to happily skip into school Monday morning.   Try these for yourself, they are great for breakfast too!

Cranberry Citrus Cream Scones

  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C + 3 T sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 C dried cranberries
  • 1 T + 1 t lemon zest
  • 1 T + 1 t orange zest
  • 1 C heavy cream (you can use half and half, I did)
  • 3 T butter, melted
Directions:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 C sugar, baking powder and salt.   Stir in the cranberries and 1 T of both lemon and orange zest.   Add cream (or half and half) and stir just until the dough forms.   Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead a few times, until dough holds together.   Form into a 3x10 rectangle, about an inch thick and cut into wedges.

Place on a baking sheet lined with a silpat liner.   Combine remaining sugar with the remaining lemon and orange zest and mix well.   Brush each scone with melted butter then sprinkle with the sugar mixture.  Bake scones for 15 minutes or until light brown.   Cool and serve - store remaining scones in a zip lock bag.


Rita D K Simmons said...

Thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious and looks great!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Love these, they look so delicious! What a great recipe! :)

Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

I miss skipping to school :-( Finally graduated from college, I kind of miss it! Even if it was only two months ago, lol. These scones look absolutely scrumptious and I'm definitely going to make them. Thank you for sharing the recipe for us! I hope your daughter enjoys these at school!!!

Erin said...

Yum! What a great snack! I need to make snack for my sons kindergarten class this week - will have to consider these for sure!

Vicki Wilde said...

What an excellent mid-day snack, this is perfect! Good luck sending the kiddos off to school, I can't believe the summer is almost over!

The Farmers Wife said...

Those look seriously amazing!! I have everything on hand to make these right now... I just might have to go whip some up! Buzzed!

Mrs Mulford said...

What a lovely title, made my mouth water just saying it! Looks good too lucky daughter :-)