Monday, March 17, 2008

cranberry orange scones...

No "Tuesdays with Dorie" for me this week. I admire the rest of the TWD gang for tackling the "Brioche Raisin Snails"!! Way to go guys! Click here to check out the TWD blogroll for some pretty fabulous takes on this recipe.

My offering this week, instead is another amazing Barefoot Contessa recipe...cranberry orange scones...


4 cups plus 1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling

2 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp grated orange zest

2 sticks cold butter, diced

5 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup cold ½ & ½

1 cup dried cranberries


1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk, for egg wash


icing:

1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus 2 tablespoons

4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder, salt and orange zest. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas. Combine the eggs and 1/2 & 1/2 , with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour into the flour and butter mixture. Mix until just blended. The dough will look lumpy! Combine the dried cranberries and 1/4 cup of flour, add to the dough, and mix on low speed until blended.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it into a ball. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see small bits of butter in the dough. Keep moving the dough on the floured board so it doesn't stick. Flour a 3-inch round plain or fluted cutter and cut circles of dough. Place the scones on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Collect the scraps neatly, roll them out, and cut more circles. Brush with egg wash & sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10-15 min, until golden brown. Drizzle with icing when cool.


5 comments:

amanda. said...

I sat out this week too. After last week's raisin recipe I wasn't sure if I could handle another one.

Your scones look great though! I was actually thinking about making the Barefoot Contessa cheddar dill scones tomorrow but now I think I want these!

diane said...

Those look delish!

Rachel said...

Oh, I am so making these!!! YUM!

Marie said...

Fabulous looking scones. You can go wrong with Ina Garten!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

These look yummy! Make sure you try the brioche recipe though, as you'll be glad you did!