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CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES

Scone Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh or thawed -- frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Plus 2 T sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter -- chilled
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup Chopped pecans

 Recipe by: Simply Scones

Scone Preparation:

In small bowl, stir together the cranberries and the 2T sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into 1/2" cubes and distribute them over the flour. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together the eggs, juice, vanilla and peel. Add to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Dough will be sticky. With floured hands, knead in the berries and nuts Pat the dough into a 9" diameter circle on a lightly greased baking sheet. If desired brush the top and sides with a mixture of 1 egg white and 1/2 t water. This will give the scones a shine. With a serrated knife, cut the dough into 8 wedges. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven.

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