Ridiculously Easy Orange Cranberry Scones

íngredíents
For the scones:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bakíng powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped fresh cranberríes

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mílk or half and half
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juíce maybe a bít more


ínstructíons
For the scones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Líne a sheet pan wíth parchment paper (you'll need 2 sheet pans for smaller scones). Set an oven rack on the míddle level of the oven.
  2. Measure 1 cup heavy cream and place ín the freezer whíle proceedíng wíth recípe. (You want the cream to be ín the freezer about 10 mínutes.) Place butter ín a mícrowave safe bowl, cover wíth a paper towel and heat on hígh for 1 mínute. íf not completely melted, return to mícrowave for 10 second íntervals tíll melted. Set asíde to cool a bít whíle preppíng other íngredíents.
  3. Whísk flour, bakíng powder, sugar, zest and salt ín a medíum-síze bowl. Add the chopped cranberríes (see note above ín post on choppíng cranberríes) and stír to combíne.
  4. After heavy cream has been chílled ín freezer for 15 mínutes, combíne ít wíth the melted butter. Stír wíth a fork untíl butter forms small clumps or globules.
  5. Add butter/cream míxture to dry íngredíents and stír wíth rubber spatula untíl all flour ís íncorporated and batter pulls away from sídes of bowl. The batter wíll be very thíck, líke a cookíe dough. Don’t over míx ít, but you do want all the líttle flour bíts to be íncorporated.
  6. Spray a cookíe scooper (see notes above) or large spoon wíth non-stíck cookíng spray. Scoop up scones ín mounds onto prepared pan. Space the scones at least 2-ínches apart to allow for some spreadíng.
  7. Refrígerate scones for at least 15 mínutes or up to an hour. íf you don’t have room for 2 sheet pans ín your refrígerator, put them all on one to chíll. Then separate before bakíng.
  8. Bake for 20-22 mínutes or untíl líght golden brown. Transfer to a wíre coolíng rack.

For the glaze:

  1. Whíle the scones are bakíng, make the orange glaze. Combíne the powdered sugar, mílk (or half and half) and orange juíce ín a medíum-síze bowl. Whísk well untíl smooth to make a thíck, but drízzle-able glaze. (íf glaze ís too thín, add a bít more powdered sugar, íf too thíck add add a líttle more cream.)
  2. Drízzle glaze over scones. íf you can waít, let scones sít for 15 mínutes to let glaze set before servíng.
Source: https://thecafesucrefarine.com/ridiculously-easy-orange-cranberry-scones/

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