Monday, January 17, 2011

Tim's Orange Lemon Berry Scones

Thanks to Debbie Flack and her husband in Virginia for this recipe!  She and Tim are also planning to try dried apricots in place of the berries, in which case they would be called Orange Lemon Apricot Scones!

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour  
2 tsp. baking powder 
2 Tbsp. grated fresh orange peel ( chopped fine) 
1/3 cup organic evaporated cane sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup organic heavy cream
1/4 cup orange juice
 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 cup mixed dried berries ~ such as cranberry, blueberry, etc.( chopped fine)

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add dried orange peel and fruit. Mix well. Mix liquid ingredients in small bowl and add to dry ingredients. Mix only until all ingredients are incorporated ( by hand and with spoon, if necessary). Lightly flour wax paper and place dough on it. Lightly flour top of dough and flatten out by hand to approximately 1/2 inch in thickness ( round). Cut into 8 pie-shaped pieces with spatula and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-16 min.