One of my favorite scones is inspired by these copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones. What would a tea party be without scones?
Just a hint of orange and delicious cranberries make these scones the perfect tea accompaniment. Try them with some of my tea recipes. Scones may seem intimidating when you first try them, in fact, the first few times I got very frustrated. When you get used to the butter and the texture you know what to look for and they become super easy. They are not too sweet and they almost have that healthy feel and taste to them, but they are super delicious.
When you get used to the butter and the texture you know what to look for and they become super easy. They are not too sweet and they almost have that healthy feel and taste to them, but they are super delicious.
Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones
There are also many things you can add to them to put on top. I have made an orange glaze for cranberry scones which is in this recipe, or an orange zest clotted cream and even orange curd goes perfectly with these.
My favorite thing I use is this scone pan that made it so easy to make. I have the small one, but there is a bigger one also. Starbucks scones are big, but I like the small size. You can freeze these scones and pull them out when you want them. You can heat them for 10 seconds in the microwave.
Whatever way you like to eat them, just make them quick and serve them at your next get together and everyone will be raving about them. Another fun idea while you are enjoying your scones is to read this inspirational Teacup Story.
One of my favorite scones is inspired by these copycat Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones. 8Just a hint of orange and delicious cranberries make these scones the perfect tea accompaniment.
- 3 1/4 Cups cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 Cup cup sugar
- 3 ts teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 ts teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 ts teaspoon salt
- 3/4 Cup cup cold butter
- 1 Cup cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 Cups cups dried cranberries , divided
- 2 1/2 ts teaspoons orange zest
- 2 ts teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/2 Cup cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 ts teaspoon orange zest
- 1 tb Tablespoon Orange Juice
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ⅓ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add butter cubes and mix in with a pastry blender until dough becomes coarse crumbs.
Stir in buttermilk until just moistened. Mix and fold in dried cranberries and orange zest.
Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface and knead gently until dough is no longer sticky.
Divide dough in half and form into a circle and flatten out with palms of hands. Cut into 8 triangles OR take pieces from the bowl and put directly into greased scone pan filling it up, or on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Other Family Friendly Food Recipes you might like:
- Orange Cranberry Sauce
- Lemon Curd
- Dessert Recipes
- Cream Scones
- Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cinnamon Scones
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