Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cranberry Scone

During a dinner gathering with our Canadian friends end of last year, we were served with some wonderful home made scones. However, our Canadian friends later told us that it is called biscuit and not scone. We were pretty confused then.

Anyhow, after some research, we realized that round-shaped British scones can resemble North American biscuits in appearance. The differences are scones rely on cold butter for their delicate and flaky structure while biscuits are more often made with softening and are crumbly. Scones are normally served with coffee and tea whereas biscuits are served more as side bread with other dishes. Our Canadian friend served it with Indonesian chicken with peanut sauce. It was delicious.

Since we are lacking of some ingredients for the biscuit, we have decided to make scone today. We are just in the mood of baking after receiving a number of good news today. Baking is good at all time either when you are feeling happy or stress. It just gives you happiness....

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried cranberry
  1. Preaheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add in butter and blend well.
  4. On a separate bowl, mix egg and milk.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients gradually.
  6. Stir in the dried cranberry and mix well.
  7. Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly.
  8. Split the dough to half and roll the dough into an half inch thick oblong.
  9. Cut the dough using pizza cutter into 4 pieces and further divide each piece diagonally to get 2 triangle shaped dough.
  10. Do the same for the remaining half of the dough.
  11. Place the dough triangles onto a greased baking sheet and put into the oven to bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown.
This recipe makes about 16 scones.

We really love scones and it will be perfect to go with a cup of coffee. The scone itself tastes good even without the cranberry.

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