Just the simple thought of homemade scones’ makes my mouth start to water. I love the soft, fluffy, dense feeling you get when you take that first bite of a scrumptious scone. I have always had a weakness for French-Style sweets. Last year, I was feeling courageous and decided to try to make scones for the first time. After making my first batch of scones, I thought to myself “Why on earth was I intimidated by scones?” They are not difficult to make and they are so worth the time spent on them. I now am known for always making scones when I need a little baking-therapy!
Friday night, I had the whole house to myself, it was just Griff and I so I thought it would be a great excuse to get in some good baking-therapy. I made Griff some homemade puppy treats (recipe to come soon) and these amazing scones. Not to mention, while baking these, a thousand other idea’s popped into my head for future baking adventures. The house was laced with the scent of sweet sugar and citrus Does it get any better than that? I think not. Griff sat by my feet the whole time as I danced around the kitchen with my music blaring, covered in flour, with not a care in the world!
Anyways, lets get to these amazing scones! If this is your first time taking a stab at scones, there is nothing to be worried about. They are the simplest pastry (I think) you can make! Good luck!
1. Preheat oven to 350°, spray baking sheet with Pam butter spray
2. Cut butter into cubes, place back into fridge
3. Combine Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt
4. Combine Butter with dry ingredients until it looks like coarse meal
5. Add your milk to the butter and dry ingredients
6. Add Zest and Juice of orange
7. Add in the dried Cranberries
8. Combine milk, orange and cranberries gently with a fork until just combined, be sure not to over combine the mixture
9. Dust your counter or surface with flour
10. Dump your dough onto your floured surface
11. Gently pat your dough down in a large circle until about a 3/4 of an inch thick
12. With a circular pastry cutter or the top of a cup (which I did) cut your dough into as many circles as you can make
13. With a knife, cut your circles in half to make half-moons
14. Carefully place your half-moon scones onto the baking sheet with enough room to grow
15. Bake, bake BAKE!
16. When the scones are just slightly golden-brown on top pull them out and place them on a cooling rack
17. While the scones are cooling, begin making your glaze.
18. Combine Powdered Sugar, juice of your Lemon and the Vanilla with a whisk until it makes a smooth, shiny glaze
19. When scones are done cooling, take your whisk, dunk it into the glaze and flick your wrist back and forth vertically over the scones. This will make a random zig-zag look over the scones. Let the excess glaze drip off your scones
20. Enjoy your pastry!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more recipes and outfit idea’s! Please tag me (@classynsassystyle) if you make these scrumptious scones, I’d love to see how you all do!