I have watched too much of the Great British Baking Show/Bake Off. I also introduced my husband to the show, which was very dangerous. Whenever we watch it on Netflix, all I hear is “you should make that.” While this is definitely not one of the challenges you would see on the show, I figured scones were pretty darn British!
RECIPE: Cranberry Orange Scones
Makes 1 Large Meal Scone
Cast Iron Pan
Oven set to 500 Degrees
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Sprouted Wheat Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
Bit of Salt
4 Tablespoons Butter
2-3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Cup Milk
1) In a bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking powder and salt.
2) Add the butter and sugar and use your hands to break down the butter into the flour mixture until its all crumbly looking. You could also use a pastry blender, but the hand method is more fun!
3) Pour one to two teaspoons of orange extra into the milk and give it a quick stir.
4) Sprinkle the dried cranberries into the mixture until you have the desired distribution. I think I ended up adding somewhere between 1/3 to 2/3 cup of dried cranberries.
5) Using a fork, slowly beat in the orange milk into the flour and as it is absorbed, switch back to kneading it together with your hands.
6) Press the dough into a cast iron pan.
7) Bake in a 500 degree oven until golden brown.
8) Cut and serve with tea, a snack, or to go with a savory lunch.
This scone had just the right balance of sweet, tart, and buttery. It was a bit flaky, while also been soft and hearty. It was just the perfect combination, and I couldn’t get enough of it!
My husband has already asked me to make more scones in different flavors, but I think I may wait for Easter and surprise him with a fancy holiday scone!