Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tempt My Tummy, Tuesday

Tempt My Tummy, Tuesday
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This is one of my favorite memes of the week! I mean what is more fun than food!

This is my favorite scone recipe! I use it each year on my Christmas morning buffet. Amanda loves these!
Cranberry walnut Orange Scones
3-cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1-tablespoon baking powder
1-teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
2-tablespoons grated orange zest
1-cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
For the glaze:
2 tablespoons half and half
2 teaspoons sugar
Preheat your oven to 425 and butter a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend the butter into the dry ingredients, using your fingertips or a pastry blender, until the mixture is crumbly. Add the orange zest, cranberries and walnuts and toss to combine. Add the milk and juice, and stir until the dough is rough.Gather the dough together and place on a floured work surface. Knead gently about 10 times. Divide the dough in half and pat each piece into a circle about 6 inches in diameter and about ½ inch thick. To glaze, brush the circles with the half and half and sprinkle with sugar. Cut each circle into eight pie-shaped wedges. Place the scones, barely touching, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until puffy and golden, 15 18 minutes.
Enjoy! Great with cream cheese mixed with honey and orange zest! Yummy!


  1. Hey there. Happy TMTT.

    Christmas Morning Buffet. I love the sound of that :) And these sound incredible!!!!

  2. Well, I'm drooling. Those sound delicious, and I'm bookmarking this recipe!

  3. First of all, love the new look, for fall. Very pretty!

    Now, thanks for being a faithful participant with TMTT. We look forward to your yummy recipes. This one is no different. THanks, again.

  4. This recipe is so luscious. Wish I could have a couple to eat right now!

  5. Hi Schotzy...nice to meet you... I LOVE your blog background & banner...I could just sit & stare at it... I'm fairly new to blogging and someday I'd like to dress mine up pretty...sigh. I'm adding you to my blog list so I can come back and visit again. The dip sounds delish for this time of the year too. Oh, and I LOVE the way you write...you little eaglet you... ;-) Bo

  6. Oh, this looks so delicious! I'll have to try it.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me today! My dishes and tablescape blessed you? I'm thrilled!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Good Morning Schotzy, How are you?...I have been so busy that I haven't had time to visit!...So this morning I am trying to get caught up a bit!....I must be yearning for the "old country", since I have been visiting friends who actually live in Scotland & Britian, or those like you & me who would like to! :)....As usual, your blog & it's music put me in such a happy mood!...and this scone recipe, I am most definitely going to try!....Have a lovely day my friend, .....Heidi XO


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