Patty Cake’s Pantry
by Patti Cake
So far this week, I have posted two recipes for finger sandwiches that would be great for a Mother’s Day tea party. Today, I am going to share a recipe for scones. Scones are a traditional tea time treat. These scones are sweet and delicious, and I love the combination of orange and cranberry. They are also very easy to make. In my recipe, I used dried cranberries. If you are looking for a recipe made with fresh cranberries, check out this recipe at Sally’s Baking addiction.
I chose to use dried cranberries because they are available in my area all year long, and I already had them in the pantry.
Here are the steps to make scones. The first thing you need to do is turn on your oven to preheat to 400 degrees.
Mix together all of the dry ingredients. I put them into a bowl and stir them around really well. Then, you cut your very cold butter into small pieces and arrange it on top of the flour mixture. I chose to use a knife and cut mine into small pats. Other people recommend grating frozen butter.
You continue doing this until the pieces of butter in the flour mixture have begun to break apart and are forming small pea sized balls in the mixture. (I’m sorry that it’s hard to see this clearly in my photo.)
Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 -10 minutes while you mix together the frosting ingredients. It’s actually more like a glaze than a frosting.
I have even been known to pick up the scones and dip them in the frosting However you choose to do this, the scones will be delicious.
Here’s your printable recipe. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
We appreciate Patti Cake giving us permission to republish this delicious recipe.
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I know how much Maralyn enjoys scones.
When in England we searched for the best scones.
I found most of them too dry. Patti’s scones were so moist and tasty that I couldn’t stop munching them with coffee and for Mother’s Day at tea time.
Her addition of orange zest and cranberries may be her secret. Since I rarely bake, I invited Patti to be one of our guest bloggers. Even I can follow her easy directions.