Cranberry Orange Scones
Here is a little fuss breakfast that takes about a half an hour to make. Cranberry orange scones go quickly so be sure and make a bunch. This recipe makes about 16. Start with 3 cups flour, three teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ cup sugar, and a teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients well. Cut in 3/4 cup shortening. Add ½ cup dried cranberries and the zest of one orange. (Use the large holes on a grater and chop the peels finely with a knife to make larger more visible bits than a zester would make) Stir in the fruit and add the juice of the orange plus ½ cup cold water and stir again until all flour is incorporated. Turn out dough onto a floured surface, fold over a couple of times and form a rectangle about 6″wide x 12″ long x 1″ high. Cut into 8 equal squares and cut squares diagonal to make 16 triangles. In a 375° preheated oven bake for 17 to 20 minutes until golden. A nice weekend breakfast.