Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Cranberry scones with white chocolate are bite-sized and a perfect treat anytime of the day.
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in whipping cream; mix until dough holds together. Stir in cranberries and 3/4 cup white baking chips.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5-10 times or until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; shape each piece into 8-inch log. Cut each log into 4 (2-inch) pieces; cut each piece in half diagonally to form small triangles.
Place scones, at least 1 inch apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool completely.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup baking chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave on Medium (50% power) 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle scones with melted chocolate.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
This is a good recipe for scones and I have made them quite a few times. Always well received. However, my recommendations are to use orange with the cranberries. I put orange zest in the batter and instead of white chocolate for drizzle, I make a simple glaze from powdered sugar, orange zest and ORANGE JUICE. The combination of orange and cranberry cannot be beat. I have also made them with blueberries. This is when I used the lemon zest in batter and the lemon zest and lemon juice in the glaze.
These are absolutely delicious! I have baked them twice in the last month,,,once for my family and once for a bake sale, and they were a HUGe hit! When I bake for the family, I skip the sugar completely and they are perfect that way for us.
I make this for the cafe I work at and it is a BIG hit! The only changes I have made to the recipes are: Orange Zest instead of Lemon...this gives it more punch. : I use COLD butter and cut it into the dry ingrediants after they are mixed. This produces a bigger fluffier scone. : After the butter is cut into the dry ingrediants I mix the chips and cranberries in, this way they dont "sink" in the scones.I have also experimented and made them larger. Works great and make 8 large sized scones. Also tried a drizzle of powdered sugar glaze instead of the white chocolate and both are very tasty!
I have made this recipe five times in the past three months. Each time the individuals who ate the scones loved them. This one is a winner!
yum, yum, yum..... These are so good and moist and so much flavor. Definitely make these again!
OMG! This is a great recipe! I would recommend this to ANYONE who wants to learn how to cook scones. Well done! Thanks so much!
Loved the recipe- Made it several different ways- original, dried apricots, dried peaches- .I even substituted LOL 1/2 and 1/2because I was out of cream . All were excellent. Half and Half was a bit less moist. Everyone I have given these to has asked for the recipe. I use it in my cooking class at school too.
i made these, loved them, gave recipe to friends, then lost it. So, in a hurry, I found another recipe in a cookbook; nowhere near as good as this recipe. Here I am, back for this one.
I made these scones for a bridal shower with a winter theme(December wedding). Easy to make and scrumptious to eat!! Several compliments from the guests. I couldn't keep my husband away...he loved them!
These scones are to die for!! The only thing I did different was dividing the dough into two rounds, about 3/4 to 1" thick, making 16 scones. I had to bake longer. Oh my, I will be making these over and over!!
We had a 'Girl's Night Out' Valentine Tea. My daughter and I made these scones to go along with our red-teas, ribbon sandwiches, fruit and pink raspberry fruit dip, etc. They were delicious. I stirred the flour inside my flour bin before measuring it out, and spooned it into the measuring cup-leveling it off with a flat-edged spatula to ensure that it would not taste doughy or be tough. Basic home-economics,...I know. I also added just a tiny extra splash of cream. Those extra little tricks did the job for us. The texture and taste were very nice.
This is only my second time making scones and I made them for a couple of co-workers. These turned out AWESOME!!! Everyone who ate them said there were "amazing" and "excellent"!!!
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