Monday, December 20, 2010

my cranberry scones

I thought I'd share my scone recipe. This is slightly adapted from  'Simple Scones'.

 I've found these to be fool proof, once I forgot the sugar and we still ate them all.  Also, it uses basic ingredients which is the way we roll around here.

 So, go ahead and try them, especially if you want to impress with your baking ability!

Cass House Cranberry Scones

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. soda

 1/2 tsp. salt

8 Tbls. butter, cold

1/2 cup dried cranberries (or raisins, currants, dried bluberries, etc.)

1/2 cup sour cream

1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients and then add the butter, I found using a cheese grater works great.(Sorry!) Butter must be very cold. Use your fingers to work the butter into the flour. Next stir in the cranberries.

Now, mix your egg and sour cream together and add them to the rest. Use a fork to mix together into a ball against the side of the bowl. ( Think biscuit dough, but don't over mix.) 

Pat out into a circle and sprinkle with sanding sugar. (You can use regular sugar but sanding sugar adds a lot more glam.)

Cut into wedges and place on cookie sheet.

 Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.


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