Christmas Scones

Annacia *

By
@Annacia

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment.
2Mix 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.
3Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks unevenly crumbly.
4Mix in the fruit and nuts until they're evenly distributed. Stir in the buttermilk.
5Transfer 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.
6Bake 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