Oh man… Valentines day is right around the corner! A lot of people always worry about where they are going to for Valentines Dinner but I think there is nothing better than to surprise your sweetie with a little breakfast in bed on Valentines day! These scones are the perfect way to start your day, add a fabulous bunch of roses and some freshly squeezed Orange Juice and you can guarantee that its going to be a fantastic day.
Actually I take it back… if my boyfriend made these for me I could do without flowers, chocolate and a card… (hint hint – hope your reading this bf!!!)
These scones are fairly simple and you can make in under 40 minutes and then hide them away for your surprise the following morning.
When my sister and I were little, we went to England for a few weeks over the summer and my mom would always order scones from different bakeries and I would always sneak a quick bite and then make an unpleasant face and go back to my own snack. I think that they were all a little too dry for me. After a little tweaking to a family recipe, I was able to come up with a great recipe for scones that are moist but still flaky. The addition of a little extra cream makes all the difference in the world…
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter cold, cut into chunks
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Next add the heavy cream. Fold everything together being careful not to overwork the dough. Fold in the dried cranberries.
- Form large mounds out of the dough. The size can vary depending on if you want to stretch the recipe to make more. ( I generally make them bigger than a golf ball, but smaller than a tennis ball)Arrange them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the top just barely turned golden brown.