Cranberry Scones and Mulled Spice Tea on a Rainy, Rainy Day




Cure for rainy day blues? Sing like a kettle and have yummy scone and tea! 

It has been raining non-stop for days. I'm really looking forward to some happy patch of sunshine soon. Despite the gloomy weather things are warm and cozy in the kitchen. I made a batch of this yummy scone and it's so wonderful with spiced mulled tea. The flavors just evoke a very cozy feeling of Christmas!

Cranberry Scone Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cranberries (dried or fresh)
  • 2/3 cup milk

1.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender.  Blend until flour mixture look like coarse crumbs. Stir in the cranberries.  Add the milk and stir until just combined. 

2.  Transfer to a lightly floured surface and  knead the dough four or five times and then pat, or roll, the dough into a circle that is 7 inches (18 cm) round and about 1 1/2 inches (3.75 cm) thick. Cut this circle into 8 triangular sections. 

3. Transfer to the prepared sheet and brush the top of the scones with milk.   Sprinkle with sliced almonds.   

Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean. Serve  with your favorite jam.
Makes 8 scones.
Recipe from Joy of Baking

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