Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cranberry Scones

(from http://www.food.com/recipe/cranberry-scones-13067)  I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk; we always have Astro Balkan yogurt in the fridge.  Also, I used a food processor to cut the butter (COLD) into the dry ingredients and then to blend in the wet ingredients to form the dough.  Quick and easy and oh so scrumptious!!


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat buttermilk and egg in small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, measure flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.
  5. Mix in cranberries, sugar and orange rind.
  6. Add buttermilk mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
  7. Using your hands, form dough into a large ball and place on floured surface.
  8. Knead about 10 times Pat into two circles about 1 inch thick, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Score the tops of both circles to make 8 wedges on each, if making for a buffet, for regular scones, score each circle into 4 wedges.
  10. Bake scones for 15-20 minutes.
  11. While still warm, brush with butter and sprinkle with icing sugar.