Today I had a day off, yay!! I always say that I am just going to relax on a day off but I always end up cleaning or doing little annoying tasks like driving people to and from work (no names will be given). Today I wanted to do something that I like, so I baked…
Melt in your mouth scones that are slightly sweet with a hint of orange, perfect for an afternoon snack!
These babies were good, and very easy to make. I followed Caitlin’s recipe http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2010/10/project-food-blog-challenge-3.html but changed it just a tiny bit. I think you should make these, make them now!
1 cup white flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
pinch of salt
5 TB margarine
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 TB milk
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cranberries
1/3 cup of orange juice
1 TB orange rind
– First things first, soak the raisins and cranberries in the orange juice. Just to plump them up a little, maybe for 15 minutes.
– Sift the flours, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the margarine and give it a good mix. You may need to use your hands to make sure that the margarine doesn’t just sit there in clumps.
– Mix the egg and milk, add to the flour and give it a good stir.
– Add the raisins, cranberries, juice and orange rind. Mix it all up.
– Roll out the dough onto a floured surface, cut into circles, triangles or however you like your scones to look. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on top because lets face it that makes everything taste better.
– Bake at 175 degrees for about 12 minutes.
These were really yummy. I always wish I could follow recipes that say ‘wait until the end result has cooled down to taste’ but I can’t and so I wont tell you to. I ate half of one as soon as I pulled it out of the oven because they smelt so good. I have no regrets.