Hi there! I hope you are doing good today!
I had a bag of fresh organic cranberries and wanted to use them.
So, I baked something I have never tried making before - scones!
I love scones and get them mainly at Panera Bread. They are perfection with coffee. To me, they taste like a cross between a cookie, a pancake, and pie crust.
I decided to try making my own.
My daughter really loves baking with me. In fact, she begs me to bake things with her about once a week. I think she sure is picking up a lot of baking skills for being only 5 years old. She will turn 6 on Thanksgiving this year. :)
Here is how we made ours...
In a large bowl, mix together 1 and 3/4 cup unbleached flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
I cut in 5 TBS of cold butter (diced) using my hands until mixture became crumbly.
Then, I added in 1 cup of fresh cranberries.
(I cut each cranberry in 4 quarters, then measured out a cup.)
My daughter folded in the cranberries and also mixed in 2/3 cup of buttermilk, 1 and 1/2 TBS of fresh lemon juice, and 2 tsp of lemon zest.
She loves to dump in ingredients to the bowl and stir things around. :)
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a disc.
Cut scones into eighths and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
400 degree oven
They bake up fast - about 15 minutes!
While the scones were cooling, I made a super quick sugar glaze.
The glaze balances out the tart fresh berries well.
Sift 1 cup of powered sugar and mix in 2 TBS of water. Drizzle as much or little as you like over the top of the scones.
These are so easy to make!
They would be wonderful for a Sunday breakfast.
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