Oh my GOODNESS! These light and lovely scones are quick to make… even quicker to eat! I’ve taken a few of my favourite scone recipes from over the years and blended & tweaked them using my own favourite tricks and Twisted Gourmet sugars. You’re going to like these….
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 degrees
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Vanilla Sugar plus 1 teaspoon
1 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Yukon Wild Cranberry Sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter (chilled or frozen)
3/4 cups wild yukon low-bush cranberries (other berries can be used, of course)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract OR vanilla bean paste (I use President’s Choice Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste)
4-6 Tablespoons half-and-half cream plus 1 tsp
COMBINE flour, Twisted Gourmet Vanilla Sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
ADD butter, either frozen & grated (my preference) or chilled & cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
IN ANOTHER BOWL toss wild cranberries with 1 tsp Twisted Gourmet Vanilla Sugar. Add berries to flour/butter mixture.
IN SMALL BOWL beat 1 egg. Add vanilla extract OR vanilla bean paste
ADD egg mixture and 4-6 tablespoons (as needed) of half & half cream to the flour/butter/berry mixture until the mixture is moist enough to pull away from the edges of the bowl.
TURN DOUGH ONTO LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE. Knead gently 8-10 times. The berries will explode in a very dramatic fashion, staining the dough, your hands and work surface…. be ready (this is exactly when the doorbell will ring… happens every time)
Press or roll dough to about 1/2 inch thick. I prefer to make a long rectangle of dough, cutting it into small triangles. You can cut circles with a biscuit cutter, create one large circular scone which you slice into wedges before baking, whichever you prefer.
Lightly brush tops of scones with 1 tsp half-and-half. Sprinkle with Twisted Gourmet Wild Yukon Cranberry Sugar.
Bake 11-14 minutes until golden brown. Baking time will depend on size of scones. Serve warm with butter for maximum yum.