This holiday season felt like it arrived so quickly. Shortly before I went home to Seattle, to spend time with my family, it merely felt like any other week. Work is busy, as usual for this time of year, and it was too easy simply focusing on the task at hand. Having some time off to relax, and spend time with my family is just what I needed. I have both of my parents, grandparents up there, all of my siblings were in town, and some of my best friends as well. My days were a mix of driving from my dads house to my moms, over to a friends, then repeat for 5 days. I loved every minute of it. Nothing makes me happier than a loud house filled with my brothers, and sisters.
These scones are perfect for a weekend family breakfast. Very few ingredients, simple to make, and taste amazing fresh from the oven still warm. I feel that most scones are dry and heavy, which is why I normally opt for more of a decadent breakfast pastry. These however are light and fluffy.
I originally found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Orangette, which I slightly adapted. In the latest version, I’ve been adding orange zest dried cranberries, which can be purchased from Trader Joe’s. You can feel free to leave them out, or add any type of nut or dried fruit that you would like.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tbs. baking powder
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries with orange zest
- 1-1 1/2 heavy cream
- 2 tbs. melted butter
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl and stir with a fork to blend. Add the cranberries and stir. Slowly add in the heavy cream, until the ingredients are just combined. If the dough is still a little dry add some more cream, the dough should just hold together.
Place the dough on a lightly floured work area and kneed for 1 minute.
Pat the dough into a square using the palm of your hand until it is half an inch thick. It will feel like you are making the scones too thin, but they puff up considerably in the oven, so trust this process. Cut the dough into 12 squares, and brush all sides with the melted butter.