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Cranberry Orange Scones

“Are you going to make some scones?” 

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I hear this at least once a month. My darling spouse loves scones. While they aren’t hard to make, they require cream cheese and buttermilk which I rarely have. Since I was baking anyway today, I decided to get some so I could make him his treat. I was also asked to use a Chobani product as part of their#MadeWithChobani project. So this turned out to be a “two birds, one stone” baking event!

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Cranberry Orange Scones
3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 container of Chobani Blood Orange yogurt
6 oz buttermilk
1 cup frozen cranberries – I used a mix that had cranberries infused with cherry, mango and peach
4 oz cream cheese

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
2. Add the butter and mix until the mixture is like bread crumbs.
3. Add the yogurt and give the mixer two or three turns. Not too much!
4. Add the fruit and do the same.
5. Same thing with the buttermilk, and finally, with the cream cheese.
6. Drop by spoonful onto a baking sheet covered in parchment.
7. Bake at 425 for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the scones. Bigger=longer baking time.
8. Serve as soon as possible. They’re best when they are fresh, fresh, fresh!

I topped my scones with a glaze I made with a little powdered sugar and orange juice. I have to say, they were pretty tasty! I liked the little bite the yogurt added to the flavor. It was perfect with the cranberries. And the glaze was a nice, sweet contrast. They got a big smile from the main recipient. He was a very happy camper!

The good news is that I have enough buttermilk and cream cheese to make another batch on Christmas morning! Lucky family!

If you’re interested, Chobani has a lot of very good recipes right on their site. Here’s a handy dandy link for you! http://www.chobani.com/culture/recipes

Enjoy!

Strawberry and Cream Scones

Do you make scones? Are they hard or soft? Super sweet and cake-like or more like a biscuit? I do love a scone. There are so many ways to make them. I prefer my scones soft and not so sweet, but with lots of fruit and other stuff. With strawberries abounding in the grocery store these days, I decided it was time to make some Strawberry and Cream Scones.

Strawberry and Cream Scones
2 1/2 cups flour – I used half white and half wheat
6 tbsp butter
4 tbsp sugar (you can use more)
1 tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1 cup milk, cream or half and half
1 tsp vanilla

1. Mix dry ingredients together in a food processor
2. Add butter in one tbsp pieces and pulse in processor until everything is the consistency of coarse meal.
3. Transfer to a bowl and add strawberries, mixing gently with a spoon so they don’t get battered.
4. Add vanilla to milk and, also gently, add to the flour, etc and mix well. Be gentle! You don’t want to mangle the strawberries.
5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a prepared baking sheet. I used parchment paper. You can also prepare with cooking spray.
6. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes for larger scones and 12-15 minutes for smaller scones.

I served my scones with some marscapone cheese. I liked that they weren’t very sweet but others in my home didn’t. They ate their scones with jam to make up for the sugar deficit.

If you aren’t a fan of strawberries, feel free to use the fruit you prefer, or no fruit at all. I’ve listed some ideas for you. Add about a cup of whatever you decide to put in your scones.

  • Peach Ginger
  • Bacon and Cheddar (no vanilla in these and you could skip the sugar)
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Chip
Enjoy!