Yesterday my younger son wanted to bake something together and he chose this recipe. He also wanted to pretend like we were having our own cooking show. Can you tell Food Network is a favorite in our house? We put on our aprons and he gave a running dialogue of each step, sometimes leaning over to ask what to say next. At one point I leaned toward him and he leaned toward me and we smiled and gave each other a kiss. The next thing I know, he's looking at the "audience" announcing that "We have kissing in our restaraunt and that's what makes it the best.". He invited the audience to stop by, "Awesome Miners" (he named the restaraunt) any time and taste our delicous scones. So anytime you are in the neighborhood, stop on in and we'll whip you up a batch!
Spiced Cranberry-Orange Scones
1/2 cup chopped cranberries (fresh/frozen not dried)
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups flour (I do 1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup butter (cut into 1/2" cubes)
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. orange zest
Mix cranberries & 2 Tbsp of sugar
Mix together flour, baking powder, spices and salt
Cut butter into flour mix, until crumbly
Add flour mix to cranberries
Knead until evenly mixed.
Pat into 9" circle and cut into wedges
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes
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