Attack of the Scones: Cranberry Almond Scones

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Who doesn't love scones? I most definitely LOVE scones, but I love them better when they're freshly baked. Even with just a tab of butter, they are super delightful. This recipe is really quick and easy to make. I make a whole batch (about 8-12 pieces, depending on how small you slice them) and eat them for breakfast for a whole week. Just make sure you store them in an air-tight container!

Ingredients


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*You can use orange zest, too. I used lemon because that was all I had at home. You can skip it if you like, but the scones will taste pretty one dimensional, in my opinion.
* You can use any kind of milk. I'm lactose intolerant, so I only have soy milk in the fridge, which works fine.

Steps
1. Preheat your oven to 450 F or 232C
2. In a large bowl, add your flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together. Mix well.
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3. Slice your butter into 1 inch squares and add to the dry ingredients
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4. With a pastry cutter, or with your hands, mix the butter in with the dry ingredients until it looks coarse like this:
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5. add  in your almonds, cranberries and zest. Mix well. 
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6. Make a well in the middle of the mixture, and add in your milk. Mix well. I just used my hands!
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7. Form the mixture into a dough, shaping it into a wheel about an inch thick. 
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8.Cut into 8-12 pieces, depending on how large you want them to be. 
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9. Space evenly into a lined or greased baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. 
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10. Serve with clotted cream, jam or just butter!
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I hope you try them out! I'd love to hear what you think!

32 comments:

  1. OMG!!! They look sooo yummy!! Thanks for the tute hun!!

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  2. These look delicious! I will definitely have to file this recipe in the must make soon pile.

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  3. they look really delicious! I love the feeling of putting just finished baking cookies in my mouth and it meltssss

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  4. This might just scratch my baking itch! I will have to give them a go sometime! :D (And maybe sometime soon-- before the end of the summer!;D)

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  5. SHUT THE EFF UP!

    who cares about the asian bakery.. i'm coming over to your house!! holy sh*t your scones look effin' good.. i mean seriously i've made scones before.. and they don't look like yours AT ALL hahahaha

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  6. yummm! I might be salivating right now :) I'm not much of a baker but I will try these out sometimes, they look so so so good!

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  7. Wow, these look amaze balls!

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  8. Yeah, scones! *high five*
    I've been thinking about making cinnamon-almond scones for a while now (since I'm not much of a cranberry person. My mom is always putting cranberries in her scones, though!). My favorite scones (everrrr) are pumpkin scones :)

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  9. I love scones. The cranberry is one of my favorite.
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  10. Wow do they look yummy! I've only tried to get into baking recently and scones have always been a "scary" recipe me, but that makes it look really straight forward! You have a fab blog btw!

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  11. Yum! Scones are one of the few baked goods I have yet to tackle. These look tasty. And I love your heart-shaped measuring cup!

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  12. If I wasn't glutten free I would totally try this. Looks delish.

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  13. Gahhh, Laura! I was just sitting here thinking "don't think about the cookie dough in the fridge, don't think about the cookie dough in the fridge." And now I'm not! I'm thinking "must make scones, must make scones, must make scones." Nummmm!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  14. Ugh, now I feel the need to make these haha..The look delicious..

    All the best, Angel

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  15. These look wonderful! I can hardly wait til I have time to try this recipe.

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  16. These look amazing - I've only ever made regular scones before!

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  17. These look SO GOOD. YUM!

    xo, Jill

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  18. Gosh, that looks so yummylicious!!

    What temperature did you set your oven at? Now I am craving for one of your cute scones! :)


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  19. i used to make scones all the time, but haven't at all lately. this post inspired me to go bake some soon!

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  20. OMG!! I am addicted to blueberry scones from Starbucks (I go everyday)! I will have to try this recipe! What is the shelf life for these babies? Kiah

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  21. Those look really, really good!!! You just have to tempt me, don't you???

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  22. they look so yummy. I don't think I have ever made them before...

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  23. MMmmmmmm, they looks delicious!

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  24. These look so yummy!!! I've never eaten scones before. I'm missing out!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  25. Those look so delicious! And the title of the post is amazing, I laughed out loud.

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  26. I love scones! Once I worked at a pub in England and one of the chefs was making scones and I volunteered to help. I was mixing them like mad and he turned to me and said in his fabulously effeminate English accent "They are scones, darling, not cement!" I learned to be more gentle with scones that day!

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  27. OMG, these look SO cute! I actually have never tried a scone O.o. I think i am missing out lol.

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  28. um, YUM! my family loves scones...i really should learn how to make them. you make it look so easy!

    [oomph.]

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  29. I think I could eat those scones every day!

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