Tuesday, August 01, 2006

cranberries, butter, flour; SCONES!

Cranberries!

My auntie brought a gigantic bag of Craisins® or as they used to be called before all the marketing: dried cranberries. This is exciting for two very important reasons: I LOVE CRANBERRY anything. They don't have them here. So in tribute to my SIX POUND BAG of deliciousness here is my own recipe for cranberry scones.

Cranberry Scones (also known around here as Yummy Goodness)

1 C (250g) Flour
1/3 C (85g) Sugar
1 tsp. Baking soda
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C Cold butter
1/2-2/3 C Milk or Buttermilk*
1 C dried cranberries
1 egg yolk
*all may not be necessary, use to wet ingredients.

Preheat oven to 350F / 175C. Mix all dry ingredients. Cut in butter with knives or pastry cutter until crumbly. Add cranberries and then milk in 3 parts until wet and sticks together. Be careful not to overmix. Butter should be chunky and dough sticky. Turn out onto floured board (or onto floured plastic wrap, if you're ocd about the mess!) and roll into circle 1/4 inch thick (~.75 cm) cut into triangles, place on baking sheet. Brush with egg yolk andbake 15 min. until golden.

1 comment:

Food Mum said...

Sounds delicious. Cranberries aren't big here either though - you'll have to send me a virtual scone so I can taste!