Cranberry Scones

Cranberry Scones
Cranberry Scones

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup dried cranberries

  • 2

    tablespoons brandy

  • 1

    teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 4

    cups flour

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    tablespoons baking powder

  • 2

    sticks unsalted butter

  • 1 3/4

    cups buttermilk, divided plus more if needed

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 400. In a small bowl, combine cranberries, brandy, and orange zest; microwave for 25 seconds. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until there are no lumps larger that 1/4 inch. Stir in cranberry mixture. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk(if dough is crumbly stir in a little more until a smooth dough is formed.) KNEAD dough on a lightly floured surface until it holds together. Form dough into a ball and cut in half. Put dough on a cookie sheet and flatten each piece into 1/2 inch thick round. With a floured knife, cut each round in eighths. Brush each scone with 2 teaspoons of buttermilk. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

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