Monday, May 14, 2012

Scones and around the garden !!

                                                                                                                                                                     Here some photos of the last couple of days. Yesterday I felt the desire to making some scones. It was a good idea so I had one for breakfast this morning. It has a pretty good taste with that tangy flavor of the orange and zest.

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
For glaze:
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!


  1. Lovely flower photos Angela, I have just come indoors after a wander around our garden taking photos, but it was so windy!

    1. Thanks, I love flowers. I really enjoy seeing your flowers and plants.

  2. The scones look delicious and I absolutely love the flowers...the pink picture is beautiful.

    1. Thanks Elisa! I like scones with some plain coffee.

  3. Yummy, yummy, que delícia de scones Angela. Eu nunca fiz mas adoro comê-los.

    Suas flores estão lindas. Sabe que as minhas ainda não floresceram muito? Tanto trabalho... e o resultado só Deus sabe.

    1. Obrigada Regina! Espero que suas flores estejam bem florecidas e tome varias fotos. Quero ve-las !
      Ohh, e uma batalha todos esses preparativos!! Se vai poder estar em Minnesota no final de Julho ja ta convidada!

  4. Esqueci de perguntar sobre os preparativos do casamento de sua família. Você deve estar super excitada com isso. Deve ser muito trabalho, mas também excitante.

    Um grande abraço Angela.

  5. our cool and rainy spring has been good for one thing: roses - I never had roses this beautiful before!

    1. Ohh Francesca, I would love to see photos of your roses. I bet they are gorgeous. Flowers brings so much beauty to our lives.