Makeshift Orange Cranberry Scones

Makeshift Orange Cranberry Scones

This is a really easy breakfast biscuit to throw together for a leisurely morning with your family.  I made these on Thanksgiving morning while we watched the parade together.  They disappeared too quickly to make it into a post, so I made them this past Sunday morning while we watched the snow coming down outside.  It is very similar to a scone, but is actually a drop biscuit recipe I use regularly from The Joy of Cooking.  I just decided to jazz it up with some dried cranberries and some icing.  SO yummy!

Start with 2 cups of all purpose flour.

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Add 1 tsp of salt.

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Add 1 Tbsp of baking powder and stir together.

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Add 1/2 cup of dried orange flavored cranberries.  You can use plain if you can’t find orange flavored.

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Stir them in to the flour mixture.

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Measure out 2/3 cup of milk.

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Add 1/3 cup of oil to the milk.  For those who are math challenged, fill up to the 1 cup line.

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Stir together.

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Stir the liquid into the dry mixture.

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Keep stirring until it comes together and pulls away from the bowl.  Make sure all the flour is incorporated into the dough.

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Form dough in your hand into a small biscuit shape.

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Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes or until almost golden.

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While the biscuits are baking, combine 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with 3-4 Tablespoons of milk.

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Stir until well mixed.

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Add more powdered sugar if it’s too thin.  Make sure it’s thick enough to coat the biscuits without running off.

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If it’s too thick, stir in another spoon full of milk.

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Take the biscuits out of the oven before they start to brown.  You don’t want them to be too crunchy.

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Let them cool slightly before pouring the icing over them.  If you do it too soon, it will all run off.

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Serve them on a plate and watch them disappear.

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These are great with some tea or coffee.

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Orange Cranberry "Almost" Scones
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup dried orange flavored cranberries
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add cranberries and stir into mixture.
  3. Stir together milk and oil and then stir into flour mixture until it forms a dough.
  4. Use you hands to form a small biscuit and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Don't let them brown.
  6. While baking, stir together the powdered sugar and milk until it makes a thick glaze.
  7. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool before drizzling icing on top.

 

Here are some pics of us out in the snow.  We are such native Floridians!

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These were a great beginning to our really fun snow day!

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Hope you get a chance to try these on your next snow day or any day!

JulieBird

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