Nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of fresh scones baking in the oven. I was at Starbucks yesterday, I know your surprised, but they were giving out samples and one of the samples was there Cranberry Orange Scones. Oh man they were good! I knew I couldn’t have one at 400 some calories a scone, so I woke up fresh and early so I can make my own.
I made one batch, and I didn’t know what I did wrong, there were a pure sticky mess, so I threw them out and started over. I reconfigured my recipe and tried again and yes my friends they turned out better then I thought!
I made them mini, so I can have more then one, plus there pretty low calorie for a scone. Honestly, I never made mini scones, just big ones, and these were pretty easy to make and not to many ingredients.
Since there is only 1/4 cup of sugar I decided to make an orange glaze to go over the top which was 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and a few squirts of fresh orange juice. The flavor was just perfect!
These would make a wonderful breakfast for Christmas morning, yes I’m thinking Christmas.
Cranberry Orange Scones – Adapted from Everyday Health
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 tablespoon butter,cut into small pieces
1/4 cup cranberries, dried
2 teaspoon orange peel, grated
1/4 cup non fat milk
1/4 Cup fresh orange juice
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Squirt of fresh orange juice
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal (I used my hands). Stir in cranberries and rind. Add milk, orange juice and egg stirring just until moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 15 times or until smooth.
Form into an 8 x8x square. Cut 4 even rows into the dough. Cut into triangles. I got 6 scones per row. (sorry no picture, my hands were to sticky to pull out my camera)
Carefully Transfer dough to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Let them slightly cool for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile make your glaze.
In a small bowl add your powdered sugar and orange juice (I juiced a 1/4 of an orange) mix until a consistency you like. Add more sugar if to thin, add more juice if to thick. Drizzle over the top of scones.
Eat and Enjoy!
Calories per scone: 73, Fat: 1.8, Sodium: 70, Potassium: 19, Carbs: 12.7, Fiber: .4, Sugar: 4.6, Protein: 4.2
I feel like I play Jenga with my food, layering them as high as I can. lol
Time to wrap Christmas presents and maybe put up my little tree. Have a wonderful day!!