When I got up Sunday morning, I decided “I want scones!” They have been providing scones at work for the morning breakfast basket (when we have catered meetings that is), and they are so yummy I wanted to make some for breakfast during the week.
I generally make some sort of “grab and go” breakfast on Sundays so I can package it up for my weekday morning meal. Mini-muffins, breakfast cookies, and oatmeal packets are my normal options. But this weekend – I just wanted scones.
I found a recipe on Disney Family for “Easy as Pie Scones” and just adapted it to what I had on hand. The problem was, I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the recipe I found online – so I substituted, and tweaked, and played around with it a bit. I added melted butter to whole milk to substitute for the heavy cream, and added orange zest and chocolate chips to the cranberries.
Here is what I came up with:
Easy Cranberry Orange Scone Recipe:
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of whole oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- zest of one orange
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- 1 1/8 cup whole milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and sugar together
- Add the dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and orange zest and mix until berries and chips are coated with flour (to prevent them from sinking in the batter)
- Add 1 tablespoon of the melted butter and the whole milk and mix until combined. NOTE: at this point, the batter was really really loose – I added another 1/4 cup of flour to make it less sticky.
- Turn out the batter on a floured surface and knead about 8 times, adding flour if needed. Batter will be sticky!
- Shape into a round, and cut into 8 pieces.
- Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter onto the round, and sprinkle with sugar.
- Transfer the individual slices to a greased baking sheet and bake 13-15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
Pictures of the process:
Gather your ingredients:
Mix the dry ingredients:
Add the berries and chocolate chips:
Add the zest, melted butter, and milk:
Knead on a floured surface:
Shape into a round and cut into 8 pieces. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar:
Separate and place on a greased baking sheet. Here I’m using my well seasoned Pampered Chef Baking Stone (love it!)
Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Cool and serve!
This was great with my homemade Strawberry Jam.
Some notes on this process:
I did find that the scones were not as sweet as the ones from work, so when I make this again I’ll probably use more sugar and see if that helps. I also think I added a tad too much flour because the dough was so sticky, but in the end, slathered with jam, this really did hit the spot!
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