Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lemon & Cranberry Scones





Knock Knock - who's there? Lettuce... Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we'll tell you!


I found it - I found it, now it wasn’t really hiding or anything but to find a perfect recipe takes some leg work and elbow grease. This is just a really great scone recipe, texturally it is awesome and ta’boot these little guys lasted over a week.






INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup butter, chilled and diced
• 1 cup dried cranberries
• 1/3 cup white sugar
• 1 grated zest of one Lemon
• 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
• 3/4 cup heavy cream
• 1 egg







DIRECTIONS


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. In a separate bowl, toss cranberries with sugar; add to flour mixture along with Lemon Zest and nuts. Mix lightly.

4. In another bowl, beat together cream and egg; slowly pour into dry ingredients, mixing with rubber scraper until dough forms. Knead dough 4 or 5 times, being careful not to over handle. Divide dough in half. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Shape each half into a 6 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6-8 wedges. Place scones on a parchment lined baking sheet.


5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.



30 comments:

Ali said...

I am such a sconehead. I would eat all of these and not feel bad for leaving a few crumbs behind.

They look delish.

Sarah said...

Oh how I love a good scone. My family finds them to be of the utmost ridiculous thing to eat ever. Poo on them, this scone looks delightful and I really want one right now.

Babette said...

I love scones, I love how easy these look to make. Sarah, I say poo on them, too. Make your scones.

Jenniferla? Just read your little side bio over there. I do a cartwheel at least once a year. And I'll be turning 51 in about a month. I usually attempt a round off, too.

Cause I'm crazy like that. In fact, I'm going to turn a cartwheel right now.

Just did it...kinda seeing stars, but I did it. Living room just too small to attempt a round off...

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Jay said...

wow...pics are absolutely stunning and brilliant...

Tasty Appetite

Brownieville Girl said...

That joke reminds me of my grandfather. When asked what his favourite food was, he always replied "Honeymoon Salad" - "Lettuce Alone" (Didn't say it was good!!)

Scones look great - love the idea of slicing them from the round!

LDH said...

Oh, yes! They look marvelous!

Tia said...

yom!!! i adore scones.
what knife is that? i'm in the market for a new knife.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Your pictures just make me happy. So bright and cheery. You have so much Joy I think it transcends to your baking!

Yummy Team said...

Brilliant pictures, Jennifurla..Fabulous scones..

sinfullyspicy said...

Those scones look soo beautiful...the last pic with garden in background is breath-taking!!

Michelle J said...

Wow these look good! And they lasted a week you say? Not at my house, they wouldn't. ;)

Chef Dennis said...

you are too funny!! that lemon zest is perfect for that lovely scone...zest adds so much flavor to baked goods! I wish I had one for breakfast, it would go great with my morning coffee!

Raina said...

All of the ingredients you have used in these are my favorite. I know I will love these:)

You made me chuckle with your knock-knock joke and reminded me of my son when he was five. He went through a phase where he was constantly telling knock-knock jokes. He would make up his own; they were so bad. It was really cute and funny.

Kay Heritage said...

I just adore scones and these look fantastic!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Those scones are perfect! My middle son loves cranberry- I'm making these to freeze so we can have them when he visits in November!

Monet said...

Such a great recipe! I bet the tang from the lemon and the berries goes so well with the buttery, scone dough. Thank you for sharing this with me...I've been on the hunt for a good scone recipe. Have a great Friday, love!

Julie said...

I love all the textures going on in there. What a great breakfast!

Kristen said...

Those do look good. I don't think they'd last very long at all at my house.

Eliana said...

Love this flavor combination girl. These look awesome.

Clements Family said...

Those look super easy and delish!!

Ingrid said...

They lasted a week did you say?! Crazy! :) No way anything that yummy would last at my house, course I have teenage twin boys.

I still haven't tried making scones yet. I need to change that!
~ingrid

Shandy said...

Aren't scones fun? I can see why you put in the elbow grease to find this recipe! Thank you for sharing and great pictures, Shandy

Sue said...

These are the perfect scone! At least you make them look that way:) Have a great weekend!

Deborah said...

I haven't made scones in much too long - and these look so good!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Look great! I wish I had time to make them today for a bonfire we're going to!!

Indie.Tea said...

Yum! The scones sound wonderful. I usually make round scones, I like your triangle ones though.

Lauren Zabaneh said...

Yay! loved your cartwheel! i'm thirty-three and I've NEVER done one. tried many times and failed many times.

Wow! those scones are equally impressive!

thanks for following and for the comment! Loved that you stopped by!

girlichef said...

Oh, I just happen to have some cranberries beckoning me from the freezer...this sounds like a good way to use them up .

Fashion Meets Food said...

looks AMAZING!!! I have to make these!

xo

Lori said...

I just love scones. These are perfect. Some seriously good flavor going on here.