Thursday, June 18, 2009

BB: Cranberry Orange Scones

Our BB Bonus recipe this month was Cranberry Orange Scones, a delicious choice by Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef.

I only made a quarter of the recipe for the two of us since scones are best consumed fresh. I also used one of my freshly picked blood oranges for the zest in the scones and for the juice in the icing. They are powerfully strong oranges, so these definitely were Orange-flavored scones!

The icing is also a bit pinkish due to the color of the blood orange juice.

I really loved the flakiness of the scones, but my daughter said she prefers the 'baking powder biscuit' texture. Well, even with that small criticism, she did manage to choke down gobble up her share of the scones. She did make me promise to make her kind of scones sometime soon, though.

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Scones for breakfast ... these would be so lovely.

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Your scones look wonderful, I bet they were delicious with the fresh blood orange zest and juice, and I love the slight pink in the icing. You'll have to post your daguther's favorite recipe, sounds good :)

Leslie said...

I made the full recipe but froze some for later indulgence, I mean breakfasts. Yours look great with pinkish glaze!

Anonymous said...

Your scones look great! I love baking scones. I should try these.