May 3, 2013

Cranberry-Lemon Scones

So many people follow recipes online, via magazine sites, Pinterest, Facebook etc. but never actually put them to the test. I, however; am the exception.  I love cooking and baking so when something looks good enough to eat, I whip it up and give it a try.  These scones are wonderfully rich but oh so tasty.  I'll admit I doubled the cranberries for a little extra tang and I didn't go through the freezing process, the dough was cold enough to score immediately! 

Cranberry-Lemon Scones

Makes: 8 to 12 servings
Prep 30 minsFreeze 20 minsBake 375°F 30 mins

  • 3 1/2cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1cup  sugar
  • 4teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1teaspoon  salt
  • 1tablespoon  finely shredded lemon or orange peel
  • 1cup  butter
  • 1cup  cranberries
  • 3/4cup  whole milk
  • 1/4cup  sour cream
  • Powdered Sugar Icing (optional)
  • Finely shredded Lemon Peel (optional)
1.In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon peel. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cranberries. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
2.In a small bowl combine milk and sour cream. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Do not over mix.
3.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough about 6 to 8 strokes or until nearly smooth. Place dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Using a lightly floured rolling pin or floured hands, roll or pat into a 10-inch circle, that is 3/4-inch thick. Cover and freeze for 20 minutes or until dough is firm enough to cut; cut into 8 to 12 wedges, but do not separate wedges.
4.Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; drizzle with powdered sugar icing and sprinkle with lemon peel.

Powdered Sugar Icing
  • 1cup  powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4teaspoons  milk
1.In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency.
nutrition facts (Cranberry-Lemon Scones)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 533,
  • Fat, total (g) 26,
  • chol. (mg) 66,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 71,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 27,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 777,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (µg) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 651,
  • Potassium (mg) 120,
  • calcium (mg) 222,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


TexWisGirl said...

altho i don't bake, they look good!

Dar said...

they look good ~ good and dangerous!
I love scones.

Chatty Crone said...

Those look so wonderful - I pinned the recipe. Love lemon and cranberries. sandie

Dee said...

Just the title makes me hungry. :)

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E.C. said...

Looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I bet you home smelled heavenly. Ahhh, I love baking.

Wishing you a lovely week.