Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

17 Mar

Who’s got two thumbs and learned a hard lesson last week?  This girl!

While it may be a good idea to run with someone who is faster than you, it might not be the best idea to do it every time you run for a week.  I basically spent the weekend feeling like I got hit by a truck!  Womp womp.

Since we opted to pass on St. Paddy’s Day festivities this year (time constraints + training), I was feeling like I needed some Irish pride in my life!  Hence, me making scones late into the evening.  Here is my recipe, if you happen to be feeling festive as well!  I have no clue where this recipe came from, but I’ve been using the same one for 10+ years.

Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

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  • For scones:
    • 2 c. flour
    • 7 t. sugar + 3 t. sugar
    • 1 T. grated orange peel
    • 2 t. baking powder
    • 1/2 t. salt
    • 1/4 t. baking soda
    • 1/3 c. cold butter
    • 1 c. dried cranberries
    • 1/4 c. orange juice
    • 1/4 c. half and half
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 T. unsweetened almond milk
  •   For glaze:
    • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
    • 1 T. orange juice

Mix all of the dry ingredients together and then set aside.  In a smaller bowl, mix together cranberries, orange zest, OJ, half and half, and the egg.  When you are ready, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients using 2 knives until mixture appears crumbly.  Then, add in the egg/OJ mixture and mix until you get a loose dough.  Turn the dough out on a floured surface 6-8 times and then shape it into an 8″ circle. Cranberry-Orange-Scones-1 Cut the dough into 8 even pieces, place on parchment paper, and then brush with milk. Cranberry-Orange-Scones-2 Sprinkle the remaining 3 t. sugar evenly over scones.  Then bake for approximately 12 minutes at 400*F or until lightly browned on top. Move them to a wire rack and mix together the powdered sugar and orange juice to make the glaze.  Drizzle evenly with a spoon and then proceed to do a little Irish jig because you just knocked one out of the park!!! Cranerry-Orange-Scones-3

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