Monday, May 25, 2009

Cranberry Scones With Honey-Orange Butter


I have not baked scones for quite sometime now, but when I saw this simple recipe from Ricardo Larrivée's cookbook, I had to try it out immediately. The result was great and the scones tasted really good with honey-orange butter.


Recipe adapted from Meals For Every Occasion by Ricardo Larrivée

Cranberry Scones With Honey-Orange Butter


Scones
2 1/2 Cups (625 ml) Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup (125 ml) Sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) Baking Powder
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) Salt
1/2 Cup (125 ml) Cold Unsalted Butter, cubed
3/4 Cup (180 ml) Buttermilk
1/2 Cup (125 ml) Dried Cranberries

Glaze
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Buttermilk
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Sugar

Method

With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and pulse until the butter pieces are pea-sized. Add the buttermilk and pulse just long enough to moisten the flour. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the cranberries. Do not overmix.

On a floured surface, flatten the dough with your hands or roll out to about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick. Using 2 inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds. Arrange the rounds on the baking sheet, leaving space between each one.

Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Serve with Honey-Orange Butter. You can freeze the scones.

Honey-Orange Butter
1/2 Cup (125 ml) Butter, softened
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Honey
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Orange Juice
Grated zest of 1 orange

Method

In a bowl or a small food processor, mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a ramekin and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.

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31 comments:

  1. These look great. I'm having a brunch soon, so these just might be on the menu. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. YAY! another scone recipe!:) i have been making scones the past few days and this looks yum! and its just enough to finish my carton of buttermilk:)

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  3. These look so wonderful - I love scones and this combination with the butter OMG yummy!!

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  4. The scones look lovely, but it's the honey-orange butter that really sounds yummy.

    Great blog and such beautiful photos!

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  5. This was absolutely fabulous and the honey-orange butter goes down well with toasted English muffins too!

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  6. oooh.... Drool....

    I think that's all that can be said about this.

    Actually, I want to say a lot more, but I can't actually put it into words...

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  7. Honey-orange butter...sounds delightful!

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  8. I make plain scones a fair bit, but these look delicious, and will also be a welcome change. Thanks! I'm sure the kids will love them.

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  9. Can I just have the orange honey butter please?

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  10. I LOVE SCONES. The orange honey butter reminds me of Florida. Ohh so Yummy! Thank you for the this.

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  11. I keep coming back and looking at these scones. they make my mouth water! I really wanted to make them this weekend, but I ran out of time. :(

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  12. I've never eaten cranberries before, but I just might make these on the weekend. Yum.

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  13. These look soooo good! I am making them tomorrow and I can't wait to taste them with the honey orange butter. Sounds divine. :)

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  14. These look soooo good! I am making them tomorrow and I can't wait to taste them with the honey orange butter. Sounds divine. :)

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  15. Yum is the only word :) Made them yesterday and am just finishing off the last one - had to hide it from the rest of the family so they didn't snaffle them all!

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  16. Beautiful! I can't wait to try these on my next day off. Must pick up some cranberries and buttermilk!

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  17. I love the cobination of cranberry and orange. A perfect beginning of every day. Thanks for sharing this recipe and its wonderful picture.

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  18. Ooooh, how delicious they look!

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  19. The leftover butter tastes great with pancakes and berries as well!

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  20. My husband, a former NYer, has been after me to make scones for a while now...these look "right" and the recipe is clear and simple. And I can think of thousands of uses for that butter!

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  21. I made these yesterday for my kids (2 and 4) and they inhaled them! Great recipe! Thanks!

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  22. These scones are tastes exactly like my favorite ones from Ettores (a fabulous bakery in town) that I always get. My husband loved them so much he said I could probably sell them...and has requested that I make them again.

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  23. I've always wanted to make scones but thought they'd be too hard. But this recipe I think I could handle. Thanks.

    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  24. I'm reasonably sure I could live on that orange honey butter. Mmmmm.

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  25. I love your blog since you've started posting your recipes. I was just a silent reader since this post - definitely adorable scones. Look forward to try some of these myself.

    Keep writing ;)

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  26. These look awesome, I make a version almost identical but with 1/2 1/2 shotening and butter *blush* and orange zest. Keep writing and taking pics, they are freaking incredible!

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  27. these sound amazing!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  28. These look wonderful. I love scones and serve them often, although using with raisins in them. I like the idea of the honey butter too.

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  29. Thank you to all the wonderful comments :-)

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  30. that orange butter is great! thanks for the recipe

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