Monday, May 14, 2012
Scones and around the garden !!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 teasp. sea salt
12 Tbs. cold unsalted butter,diced
2 extra large eggs,lightly beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup dry cranberries
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
4 Tbs freshly squeezed orange juice and zest of orange.
In mixer combine flour, sugar,baking powder and salt. If using a mixer use the paddle attachment. Cut the cold butter into 1/2 inch pieces. Add the butter to the dry ingredients. Mix on low until butter is mixed in and it's in tiny pieces. In separate bowl mix together eggs and whipping cream with a fork. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the cream and egg mixture.Turn off the mixer once added. Fold cranberries. Turn dough into flowered surface. Add a bit of flower to top of dough, then pat it out into a disk about 8-9 inches in diamenter. Cut the disk into 6 pieces like a pie. Put them on pachment paper, silpat or just a buttered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
To make the glaze:
Mix the orange juice, zest and powdered sugar.
P.S. I cute into 8 pieces and two of my guests yesterday told me it was "so big" and they cut one in half for the two of them.
Some of my flowers around the garden. Those begonias are doing pretty well!