Friday, April 21, 2017

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

 Cranberry Orange Scones (Gluten-free)
and new Losse Clay Studio mug
(Dallas, Wisconsin)
and I love that pretty blue interior

On Wednesday I pictured my Canterbury Cathedral mug and a gluten-free cranberry orange scone. A few of you (here and on Instagram) have asked me to post the recipe, so here it is!

First, I have posted two variations on this scone theme in the past. One was the blueberry-lavender scone and the other was a pomegranate orange scone. Recipes are at the links shown.

But today it's Gluten-free Cranberry Orange  Scones Recipe:

 I see that I forgot to get the salt and half and half into the photo.

2 c. Gluten-free flour mix (I used Bob's Red Mill in this one but have used Krusteaz in others and found it just as delicious. I've also used my own mix of gluten-free flours, but really, this is so much easier and since I don't make them every day, it's worth it to me to have the large bag of Gluten-free flour mix on hand, usually purchased from Sam's Club, so a better price than other places.)

1/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 stick cold butter, cut into chunks

3/4 c. half and half (or heavy whipping cream)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c. Craisins (dried cranberries)
2 T. orange zest (I happen to like a lot of citrus)

1 heaping half cup of powdered sugar
4 t. freshly squeezed orange juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Pulse the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cold butter in food processor until it's a fairly fine texture. You can use a pastry blender to do this, but the food processor is lots easier.

Grate the orange peel until you've got about 2 T.

My new little grater sure is a lot sharper than the old one
and thus works far better.

Toss the dried cranberries with an extra teaspoon of flour just so that they don't clump together in the recipe.

Stir dried cranberries and orange zest into the flour mixture.
In a small bowl, beat egg and half and half. Then stir that into the other ingredients, just enough to moisten evenly.

Use a large spoon to drop large clumps of the dough/batter onto a greased jellyroll pan. I got a dozen scones on my one large jellyroll pan.

Place in 375 degree oven and bake for 16 minutes.

Remove from oven when they're firm to the touch and very slightly golden in places.

Allow to cool on the pan.

When completely cool, drizzle with glaze:

Whisk 1/2 heaping cup of powdered sugar and 4 t. freshly squeezed orange juice together. Drizzle over room temperature scones.

Place scones in a refrigerator to set glaze.

When glaze is set, remove from refrigerator and serve - or freeze them for later.

 You'll notice that I snitched half a scone to taste test them.
I did it for you. :-)

Another variation on this recipe is, instead of the cranberries and orange zest, use raspberries and mini chocolate chips (less is not more) and add a few drops of almond extract. And that one, instead of glazing with orange, I'd glaze with the same amount of powdered sugar and 2 T. half and half along with 1/2 t. almond extract. So delicious!

Also, to the Cranberry Orange recipe in this post, I might add some chopped almonds another time.

Love that new mug!
The glaze is so smooth and I get to see that
pretty little bird every time I drink my coffee.



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Susie said...

Judy, The problem with scones...I want more than one. LOL. I do eat a lot of cranberries mixed into things, like trail mix and muffins. Blessings for a fun weekend, xoxo, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Thanks...Could you please post a CALORIE FREE recipe for these? lol These sound delicious and I make them but have never added the orange zest. That will be next on my list...maybe today except with a cold (darn it) I wonder if I will be able to taste them. xo Diana

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Two of everyone's favorite flavor combinations - orange and cranberry. Yummy sounding. I'll have to try this.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those sound like such good combinations. Scones are something I can make occasionally and leave the sugar out of the recipe without harming it! lol Enjoy your day and that gorgeous new mug! Hugs, Diane

Cranberry Morning said...

Diana, didn't I mention that these are calorie free as well?? LOL

Tanna said...

Oh, yes!! I almost wish you hadn't shared this! LOL!!! I was sure the stress of the vet visit was worth the comfort from the scone. I'm now sure I need some for just the pure joy of having them! LOL! Thank you, Judy. blessings ~ tanna

living from glory to glory said...

Oh Yummy! Yes, you did forget to mention that they were calorie free LOL
Yes, staying off the wheat myself! Reading a book called "Wheat Belly"
I do hope you have a wonderful weekend! And yes, Mothers Day is right around the corner! I always enjoy your posts...
Roxy xo

Tired Teacher said...

I love scones! Thanks for the recipe.

Love the blue interior of your cup, too. Nice!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your scones do look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your mug is pretty!
Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

podso said...

Thank you for the recipe(s). I'm sure I will try them the next time I make scones. GF would be appreciated by some of my friends. Have a nice weekend and enjoy Spring!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Have a wonderful weekend.

Aritha said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! When I baked this ones you can see them on my Insta :-) I like this because I often eat gluten free!

Jean | said...

Judy, I love cranberry orange scones. These look soooo good! I rarely add a sweet glaze, but I just might have to try this orange glaze for a special occasion.

Jean | said...

PS I'm adding this separately so you can delete it if you like. Just wanted to let you know I'm doing a Harney and Sons tea (and teapot and shortbread) giveaway right now!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness these sound and look delicious! I can almost smell them. But how about you bake them up and I just pop over to share? lol Enjoy your week-end!

Paula said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm always looking for new gluten-free goodies to try.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so glad you gave us your recipe for these lovely scones, Judy. I've never made drop scones vs rolled ones. They do sound yummy and GF. Your mug is pretty with its blue interior. ♥

Terri D said...

Your new mug is great and those scones look delicious! Happy Friday!!

Empty Nester said...

Yes, please! And that MUG! I love it!

This N That said...

My step daughter makes those...Yum
Have a good weekend

Lynne said...

Could you deliver the scones around noon today . . .
Thank you . . .
Happy Springtime Judy!

Judy S. said...

Oh my gosh, I nearly missed this! I am so behind on my blog reading. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can't wait to try your recipe.


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