Tasty Tuesday – My Boss’s Scones

My supervisor and I have a love of baking and baked goods. We have shared recipes since Day 1 and I LOVE sharing our love of food together even more! She served these scones for our Christmas meeting and they were fun, citrusey and delicious!

Cranberry Date Scones

3 c. flour

1/3 c. sugar

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1 1/2 sticks cold, unsalted butter, cut into small chunks

1/2 – 3/4 c. dried cranberries

1/2 c. whole pitted dates, chopped

grated zest of one large orange

1 c. cold buttermilk, plus extra for brushing on scones

2 T sugar mixed with 1/8 t. each cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Take a food processor (I did mine in a mini food chopper – if you don’t have either you can always do it by hand with a pastry cutter or even 2 knives!)

In that, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Pulse to combine.

Add the butter and pulse until large crumbs. Transfer into a large bowl.

Stir in cranberries, dates and orange zest.

Make a well in the center and add 1 c. buttermilk.

Toss with fork and stir until moist clumps form.

Coming together very nicely!

Turn dough out until a lightly floured work service and knead gently just until the dough comes together.

Divide the dough into fourths and pat each until a one inch thick round. (I did mine a little too small – you want some thickness!)

Cut each round into quarters making four triangular wedges (or cut out with a cookie cutter!)

Transfer to baking sheet, brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with spiced sugar. Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on thickness) and until golden brown. Serve warm if you’re able.

 

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About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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