December 24, 2009

Cheating Scones

I like scones but I rarely make them. Yesterday we were invited to a breakfast and I wanted to bring scones. Only problem was the ingredients list, I didn't have all the right stuff. Below you'll see a list of what it called for and then what I did. The result was wonderful! If you don't have just what the recipe calls for you might still get by.


2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup cream
1 egg

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon course sea salt
1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup whipping cream from a can topped with 1% milk
1 egg
Orange zest and chopped dried cranberries
I drizzled the finished scones with an orange juice glaze


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and add dried fruit and zest and toss. Cut in butter and shortening. In a separate bowl, combine cream with beaten egg then add to dry ingredients. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and shape into a disk. Press out to desired thickness. Cut like a pizza into triangle shapes. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

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