Friday, 29 April 2011

Wedding Day Scones

Here is our special breakfast treat for the Royal Wedding. I adapted the recipe from this one found at Allrecipes and the scones are delicious.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (1 cup whole wheat, 1 cup unbleached white flour)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hard butter
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream ( I used 0% fat Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 large egg
  • Finely grated rind of one orange
Put dry ingredients and butter in a food processor and pulse until butter is finely mixed in with flour mixture. Add sour cream, egg and orange rind and process until dough comes together. Remove dough from bowl and fold in dried cranberries.

Make a circle with the dough (about 8 inches in diameter) and cut into 8 wedges. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 F for approximately 15 minutes.


Raisin Scones
Add raisins instead of cranberries and omit orange peel

Lemon-Blueberry Scones
Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding a generous teaspoon of finely grated lemon rind (zest) to the dry ingredients and substituting dried blueberries for the raisins.

Cherry-Almond Scones 
Follow the recipe for Simple Scones, adding 1/2 tsp. almond extract to the sour cream mixture and substituting dried cherries for the raisins.


Unknown said...

I LOVE scones -especially with cranberries! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

grammie g said...

Hi goodness...make me hungry why don't
Looks delicious!!
Why do mine always seem so dry I don't know!!