Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cranberry Scones

So easy to make:
{Source video ~ Scones}
 ~See Recipe Below~

People exaggerate the difficulty of making scones. They are actually very easy to make.  All it takes to make great scones is light handling of the dough.

Make them for breakfast...
your family will love them!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
• 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Stir in dried cranberries.

 • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
 • 2/3 cup dried cranberries

Whisk together 3/4 cup cream and egg.

• 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy cream
• 1 large egg

With a fork, stir in cream mixture until just combined. (The dough should be crumbly; do not overwork.) Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut into 6 wedges and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Brush tops with 1 tablespoon cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.

 • Sanding sugar (optional)

Bake until golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.