This lockdown has taught me to be creative. I’m spending most of my days in the kitchen to come up with new recipes that I can share with you! Today’s recipe is Cranberry Orange Sour Cream Scones. I figured why not make this creamy delicious treat? It’s very easy to make. Just follow these simple steps and you’re good to go! Give it a try and I’m sure that you’ll love it!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 c. cold butter cubed
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. heavy cream
2 large eggs divided, use 1 for egg wash
1 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh orange zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 c. sweetened dried cranberries or Craisins
3 tablespoon of sliced almonds roughly broken
2 tablespoon turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
Orange Glaze: (Optional)
1 c. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of freshly grated orange zest
2 tablespoons of juice from an orange
How to make Cranberry Orange Sour Cream Scones
Step 1: Prepare the oven by preheating it to 375 degrees F. Use a parchment paper to line a large baking sheet.
Step 2: Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size mixing bowl.
Step 3: Cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Use a pastry blender or 2 forks to the ingredients until the texture looks like cornmeal. Mix the cranberries until fairly distributed. Then, make a big hole in the center.
Step 4: Mix the sour cream, heavy cream, 1 egg, zest, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing gradually until fully moistened.
Step 5: In a floured surface, knead the dough a few times but do not overwork it. Make the dough into an 8-inch circle that’s about 1-inch thick.
Step 6: Dip a sharp knife in flour and cut the dough into wedges. Beat the spare egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the top of the wedges and sprinkle with almonds and turbinado sugar.
Step 7: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Best served warm with fresh whipped cream and orange marmalade.
For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice. You have to add the juice one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle the glaze over the warm scones. Serve and enjoy!
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