Lemon Cranberry Scones

This recipe is one of my very favorite, they are melt in your mouth delicious!


2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest

1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup milk

1 lg egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup cranberry raisins



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.  Stir in the lemon zest.  Add the butter and cut into flour mixture until it is rough and crumbly but still small pieces of butter are visable.

In a seperate bowl, whisk the cream, milk, egg and vanilla together.  Add this to the flour mixture and stir until the dough is just mixed together.  Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and complete bringing the dough together with your hands.  Flatten the dough out and press the cranberreies into the dough, folding it over and flattening it over a few times to incorporate them.

Roll the dough out to approx 1.5 cm thick, and cut into small bite sized pieces.  We use a small 1 inch cookie cutter.   Place on cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 mintues until the scones are lightly browned around the edges and bottom.

Makes approximately 35 bite sized.

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