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Cranberry Orange SconesAs we approach Valentine’s Day what better way to celebrate than with these feathery light scones. Enjoy the wonderful tart contrast of cranberries and orange zest. I cut the scones into heart shapes for a Valentine’s Day treat! Plus I got to use up some of the frozen cranberries in my freezer!Cranberry Orange Scones

 

If you’re looking for a delicious treat for your valentine on Valentine’s Day try making these delicious Cranberry Orange Scones.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups flour

1/3 plus 2 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

4 Tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

1 cup cranberries, coarsely chopped (can also used dried cranberries)

1 Tbsp grated orange zest

1 large egg

1 large egg, separated

¼ cup heavy cream

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease your baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Place the flour, ½ cup sugar, the baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest.

 

Lightly beat the whole egg and the egg yolk together in a small bowl. Whisk in the cream until blended. Add to the flour mixture and stir until ther dough begins to hold together.

 

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Roll the dough 1 inch thick. Cut out with a 3-inch round or heart shaped cookie cutter.Cranberry Orange Scones Pace 1-inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Beat the egg white just until foamy and brush over the top of each scone with a pastry brush. Sprinkle the scones with the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar. Bake until puffed and light golden brown, 15-20 minutes.Cranberry Orange Scones Makes about 9-10 scones.Cranberry Orange Scones

 

Perfect to enjoy with your valentine and a cup of tea.Cranberry Orange Scones

This is the fifth recipe I’ve shared with the Grain Mill Challenge. If you haven’t made scones you should really give it a try. They are so easy and the final result is so tasty! This is a favorite recipe of mine, I use mini chocolate chips but you could also used dried fruit.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients
2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ cup chilled, unsalted butter
¾ cup buttermilk
1 egg yolk (save the white for topping the scone)
½ cup mini chocolate chips (op)

For the topping:
1 egg white
Sparkling sugar

Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

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Combine dry ingredients.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender.

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Add butter to dry ingredients.

Whisk together the buttermilk and egg yolk and stir into the dry mixture until a dough forms.

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Buttermilk and egg are added.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and gently and quickly knead in the optional chocolate chips.

Pat the dough into a flat disk about 7 inches across and cut into wedges.

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Cut into wedges.

Transfer the disk to a parchment lined or slightly greased baking sheet. For crispier scones, separate the wedges; for softer, higher rising scones, leave them in a circle.

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Ready for the oven

Brush the tops of the scones with the egg white and sprinkle with sparkling white sugar. Bake them in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-27 minutes, check halfway through to turn the pan for even coking.

Removed the scones from the oven when they’re light, golden brown and cool them on a wire rack!

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scones

 

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