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Prince William and Kate Middleton Engaged: Celebrate with Orange Cranberry Scones

By Jennifer Savor the Thyme |

Yes, Prince William and Kate Middleton are Engaged! Seeing that I am in a celebratory mood, I thought I would share a Orange Cranberry Scone recipe.

This would also be a wonderful recipe to share on Thanksgiving Day or with guests for any occasion…

Ingredients (Yield 8 scones or 16 mini-scones)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons more if necessary
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest.

3. Add the butter into the flour mixture, and mix on low until just blended. Yes, the dough will be lumpy.

4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the buttermilk, and stir until just combined; do not overmix. Add in dried cranberries and mix on low until combined.

5. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into an 8-inch round. Cut circle into 8 wedges or even smaller if you want mini-scones but watch the baking times. Transfer to baking sheet, placing the scones a half-inch apart. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

6. Once the scones are cool, combine the confectioner’s sugar and orange juice and drizzle over the scones. This icing is my favorite part.

Speaking of Celebrating, remember to enter to win a Roasting Pan and Thermometer!

More Breakfast Recipes:
Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

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About Jennifer Savor the Thyme


Jennifer Savor the Thyme

Jennifer Leal is a stay-at-home mom with two children, ages 5 and 7. Her blog Savor the Thyme, along with her recipes at Babble, focus on family-friendly healthy food and lifestyle.

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6 thoughts on “Prince William and Kate Middleton Engaged: Celebrate with Orange Cranberry Scones

  1. [...] thinking to start, we’ll need a selection of small finger sandwiches, perhaps some orange and cranberry scones fit for a queen…err, princess, and plenty of chocolate [...]

  2. Nakia says:

    I will make no big deal of all this- just wish them well and let them get on with their lives. I think that’s the best gift I could offer.

  3. [...] think after the wedding, they should snack on these Orange Cranberry Scones for Breakfast with Tea. Comments: (0) Tags: Cakes and Baking, kate middelton engagement ring, kate middleton, [...]

  4. Marla says:

    Orange & cranberries are always a great pair!

  5. fatima says:

    i am fatima from iran…. kiss :)

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