Christmas Scones

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Scones dressed up for the holidays. With oats in the dough, they're a tasty throwback to their Scottish origins.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
(8 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 c
(3 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking (not instant) oats
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
(3 3/4 ounces) brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
(4 ounces, 1 stick) butter
1 c
(4 ounces) dried cranberries
1 c
(4 ounces) diced pecans
3/4 c
(6 ounces) buttermilk, sour cream, or plain (not greek-style) yogurt
coarse sparkling sugar for topping, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment.
2
Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks unevenly crumbly. Mix in the fruit and nuts until they're evenly distributed. Stir in the buttermilk.
3
Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks unevenly crumbly.
4
Mix in the fruit and nuts until they're evenly distributed. Stir in the buttermilk.
5
Transfer the scones, still in their circular shape, the the prepared baking sheet. Separate the scones slightly; there should be about 1" between them at the outside edge.
6
Bake the scones for 20 minutes, or until they're just beginning to brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm. Or reheat for 10 minutes, lightly tented with foil, in a preheated 350°F oven. Serve with traditional clotted cream or Devon cream, if desired. Yield: 16 tea scones.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy