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Cranberry Orange Amaretto Scones

I made my first scones in honor of St. Patty’s Day.  I researched several recipes and read up on historic Irish foods.  There was some debate on whether scones came from the Irish, Scottish or England but it doesn’t matter because they did make something like it on griddles.  They remind me of something between a sweetened biscuit that doesn’t rise much that are delicious.

Cranberry_Orange_Amaretto_Scones recipe
  The base recipe was practically the same in every recipe I looked at with variations of fruit or savory bits added.  I used a scaled down version because I cook for two and added the fruit I had on hand.


When the scones have cooled a bit drizzle with a powdered sugar icing. I also used Amaretto coffee creamer in my icing instead of water or milk.  The result is delicious, just as I had hoped.  Now I’m sitting here writing up the process for you while I nibble on a fresh scone and sip on a cup of hot tea,  
 Have you made scones?  Please share your secrets.
Cranberry Orange Scones w Amaretta

by Jeannie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast dessert snack coffee cake
Ingredients (8 wedges)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cold butter till it resembles coarse sand
  • 1/2 frozen (or fresh) cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon (give or take) orange zest
  • 1/4 cup (may need to add a Tablespoon more if too dry) Amaretto flavored coffee creamer. (of course you can substitute plain cream or milk)
Instructions
Stir together the dry ingredients:
Cut in:
3 Tablespoons cold butter till it resembles coarse sand
Fold in:
1/2 frozen (or fresh) cranberries, finely chopped (I used a bullet blender)
1 Tablespoon (give or take) orange zest (I had saved the peels from yesterday’s breakfast and grated about a segment size piece)
Make a well in the center of the mix and pour in:
Amaretto flavored coffee creamer. (of course you can substitute plain cream or milk)
Quickly mix the wet with the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough. Try not to handle it too much because, like biscuits, the butter will warm and the result will be a tough bread.
On a floured surface, pat the ball of dough into a circle about 1/2-1” thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on a buttered cast iron griddle or cookie sheet.
Bake at 425° for 15 minutes.
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30 comments:

  1. I've never made scones, but would like to try! These look yummy!

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    1. I hadn't either, but they are so easy I'll be making them like cookies.

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  2. Raising hand. I have never made scones Jeannie but, I have pinned this so that I can give it a try :-)

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    1. Please do, and let me know how successful you are.

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  3. It must be a "scone" day. I posted scones today too...and so did a couple of others. I LOVE scones and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Oh, Danita, I'll have to head over to check out yours too.

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  4. I have never made them but I do want to try this, so I am going to pin it. Thank you.

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  5. Scones are so simple and delicious. Your recipe and photos looks great.

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    1. Thanks Nicky, I appreciate your comment.

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  6. I love scones but have never tried to make them! these look fabulous!

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    1. Jump on the band wagon and throw a batch together today. I bet you have everything you need in your pantry.

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  7. YUM! those look SOO good. I really do love scones, but I have only made them a few times. I should try this recipe! Pinned!

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  8. They were good, it's a good thing it was a small batch... it didn't last long!

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  9. I love scones...I even invested in a scone pan. These sound so good....all my favorite ingredients. Pinned!

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    1. I had no idea there is a special pan, I will have to check that out.

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  10. These look great! I've made scones far off in the past before babies but it's been too long to remember much. These look worth trying though.

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    1. Let me know when you do, I'm sure you have some great recipes and advice on making them.

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  11. Yum, growing up scones were what we called fry bread, these babies look so much better! Although I love fry bread too. Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My hubs said the same thing. Fry bread, tea biscuits, scones. All very similar and all very yummy.

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  12. I love scones and yours look delicious! Coming from The Makers Party :)

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    1. Thanks Cindy, The Makers Party is a great one!

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  13. These sound so good!!! =)
    I need to try soon!

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    1. I hope you do try. I had thought about trying them for quite a while and now that I know what I was missing, I wish I'd tried sooner.

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  14. I grew up eating scones like this, and I love them! This sounds like a fantastic flavor combination! Pinning.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I hope we'll see you back again this weekend!

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    1. My grandmother made tea biscuits that were similar, but she didn't venture far from plain old sugar.

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  15. Those look really good. I know you wrote that a cookie sheet would work, but now I'm really wanting one of those griddles.

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    1. I sometimes see cast iron griddles at thrift stores, check there.

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  17. I love scones, even though I think I have only made them twice in my entire life. But your recipe makes me want to have bake some today! I love that you used the Amaretto creamer! So clever!

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