Friday, May 8, 2009

Sunday Scones

This is an easy scone recipe that I've used for years. It can be modified to suit your tastes. I tend to do cranberry/orange because it makes the scones seem a little healthier. Blueberries or chocolate chips would work too.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper.

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons coriander
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter cut into chunks
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup of buttermilk

Whisk the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, coriander, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then work the butter in with your fingers until the dough looks like breadcrumbs. Add orange zest and cranberries.

Pour in buttermilk and mix with a wooden spoon or fork until combined. Gather the dough and knead on a floured work surface. Form the dough into a circle but keep it a couple inches thick. Cut your scones out using a lightly floured cup or glass, or form them into balls with your hands.

Arrange on your baking sheet and dust with sugar or cinnamon. Bake 15 -20 minutes or until they're golden on the top.

Cool on a wire rack

I make icing using a cup of powdered sugar and few tablespoons of orange juice.


  1. Thank you, Matt. They always seem pretty popular. You can substitute chocolate chips, blueberries as well.