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Scones


I made scones!!  Finally!  This has been on my list forever.  If you have made scones on your site, I have more than likely commented that I have never made them, but wanted to.  Well, thankfully for you, I will stop with my comments!  After I made my Meyer Lemon Curd, I was trying to think of things to eat it with.  Scones seemed like the perfect pairing to me.  I went to my Cooks Illustrated cookbook, and sure enough they had a few different recipes.  I went with the basic one, and used dried cranberries instead of currants.  The whole family enjoyed the scones.  My husband isn’t much of a sweets for breakfast kind of guy (except for donuts), but he liked them.  He did put in a request for a savory scone if I make them again.  My 6 year old said they were great, although he wasn’t a fan of the curd with it.  I am excited by how easy these were.  I see different versions being tried in our house again!


Scones
 
Serves: 8
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Softer and tender cranberry scones
Ingredients
  • 2 cups (10 oz) Flour
  • 1 Tbls Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbls Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 5 Tbls butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream (I only had Whole Milk)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a food processor pulse together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined (about 3 times). Sprinkle butter around the top of the flour. Puls until it resembles coarse sand, about 12 pulses. Transfer to a large bowl, and fold in cranberries. Stir in cream until it starts to form a dough (about 30 seconds).
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface, and knead until a rough ball forms (5 to 10 seconds). Pan into a 9 inch circle, and cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack, and allow to cook for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
Adapted from Cook's Illustrated

 

Cranberry Scones
Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated

2 cups (10 oz) Flour
1 Tbls Baking Powder
3 Tbls Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
5 Tbls butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
1 cup Heavy Cream (I only had Whole Milk)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a food processor pulse together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined (about 3 times).  Sprinkle butter around the top of the flour.  Puls until it resembles coarse sand, about 12 pulses.  Transfer to a large bowl, and fold in cranberries.  Stir in cream until it starts to form a dough (about 30 seconds).

Turn dough onto a floured surface, and knead until a rough ball forms (5 to 10 seconds).  Pan into a 9 inch circle, and cut into 8 wedges.  Place wedges on a lined baking sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.  Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack, and allow to cook for 10 minutes before serving.

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Comments

  1. I never make scone before, but i have plan to make it someday :D and congratulation for your cranberry scones, they are looks turn out perfect and delicious

    cheers

  2. I bet this was perfect with the lemon curd! So pretty too!

  3. don’t you just LOVE scones!! and with you Meyer lemon curd – they must have been sensational!!
    mary x

  4. What a perfect scone to pair with your lemon curd. I love scones!

  5. oh, it looks like these turned out wonderful, erin! nicely done + lovely picture!

  6. Your scones look perfect, I adore them my family loves them too. I’m a sucker for using frozen blueberries in them and with lemon curd they are heavenly!

  7. Scones are great. I always think they seem more complicated then they actually are…I am always pleasantly surprise when they come together so easily. This was a marvelous idea to go with the lemon curd.

  8. Now that you made them yourself, you’ll never go back! Good for you!!

  9. I have to make scones soon. I’ve been telling myself for a while but haven’t had baked yet. I like cranberries or blueberries. Yours look perfect to me! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. It’s nice to see that these scones don’t contain the mounds of butter the old recipes used to. What a lovely pairing with the lemon curd.

  11. YAY! They look delicious! Congratulations – it’s the perfect thing for your lemon curd!

  12. These scones are perfection :D
    Glad you have finally made some and keep making more (as a reader request ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Enhanced Fruity Microwave Syrup Cake

  13. I made scones for the first time over the summer…love how easy they are! I bet the dried cranberries in these were quite delicious with the lemon curd.

  14. Fabolous recipe! I love scones and I have been wanting to make them for a while. I’m wondering if they would be ok to freeze? I know scones taste best the first day you make them, but I won’t be abble to eat them all, well maybe I could? Funny is my Husband and Step-daughter do not like the same types of fruit and vegetables I like, so it makes it difficult sometimes to cook the foods I love.

    • I didn’t freeze mine, but I think they would do well. They are very similar to a muffin, and those freeze perfectly. I should have tried it!

  15. I can’t believe this is your first scone recipe, with all the baking you do! Welcome to the wonderful world of scones…aren’t they amazing? Yours are gorgeous and what a fun combo with the lemon curd (although not for me, not a fan, but lots of people are I know). Scones are so versatile and a wonderful Saturday morning treat!

  16. I love scones, but have never made them! Your turned out beautiful, with the bonus of the lemon curd

  17. Scones are one of my favorite things ever! Yours look amazing and I’m so glad you were finally able to make them! :)

  18. They look delicious, Erin! Scones are one of my favorite kinds of quick breads and I’ve made this one (the unadapted one with currants… I think I like your version better) before. I LOVE 99% of the recipes from Cooks Illustrated.

  19. Welcome to the wonderful world of scone making :) We love them and I make all kinds of flavors all the time. I haven’t attempted lemon curd yet although I love it!

  20. You know I’m a little freaked out by dough and I must say I did try to make scones once from scratch. Well it didn’t turn out as well as your scones so that’s why dough still freaks me out. :) I am going to follow your recipe here and see if I can get over my scone hurdle!! Kudos to you for doing it!! Well done. :)

  21. Mmmmm, I bet these were PERFECT with the lemon curd.

  22. Lovely….especially w/ lemon curd. And you made your own? YeS!!! I can taste it already. Xx

  23. Seriously I cannot resist scones. Cranberry scones sounds amazing and even more so with the lemon curd! I want one for breakfast tomorrow!! Yum!

  24. You did a great job making scones for the first time! They look perfect!

  25. Yeah! Your scones look delicious. A perfect breakfast treat. :)

  26. Yay! I am so glad you finally got around to making scones :) They look beautiful and perfectly browned! Mmmmmm I bet they just melt in the mouth! I think it’s time I made another batch! :) Aren’t they awesome with the curd? I LOVE that combination… Great post, Erin!

  27. Haha, it’s okay, I have also never made scones before but I applaud your first attempt which was just so successful!:) Lovely scones and I am sure it made the breakfast more enjoyable;)

  28. What, never made scones?? These look perfect, and I love the lemon curd addition!

  29. These look absolutely perfect E! Perfect to go with lemon curd.

  30. These look so delicious Erin! You’ve inspired me to try scones :)

    Holly

  31. While is till don’t like scones, myself, I know my mother-in-law would absolutely love these. They sound perfect!

  32. I use the Cook’s Illustrated recipe, too…so yummy!

  33. Scones have been haunting my to do list forever! I love cranberries and especially in baked goods… I promise one day to try these!

  34. My new mission: make scones. This looks absolutely delicious!

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