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Cranberry Orange Shortcakes with Orange Glaze

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I decided to mix a scone recipe with a shortcake recipe and what I came up with was a delicious combo. It is moist and flaky and just the perfect morning snack on a cold day. The orange flavor will make your mouth very happy and the sweet cranberries are a pleasant surprise. With the holidays approaching you will want to enjoy cranberries in lots of recipes so what better way to welcome family then with one of these and a nice hot cup of tea or my favorite Chai Tea, Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Shortcakes with Orange Glaze

Serves 15
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 38 minutes
Meal type Bread
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable
This mix between a scone and a shortcake is a delicious combo. FrenchToasty.com has lots of bread recipes.

Ingredients

Shortcake

  • 2 cups flour (additional for dusting flat surface and for kneading if dough is sticky)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 hard boiled egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Orange Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Note

Cut into fun shapes or wedges, either way just as delicious!

Directions

Shortcakes
Step 1
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg yolks, and salt. Pulse to combine. Add the butter and zest and pulse until the flour resembles coarse meal. Add the cream, milk and orange juice and pulse until the dough comes together.
Step 2
Toss the cranberries in and give a quick pulse to distribute them through out the dough. During the knead process they will distribute also.
Shortcakes
Step 3
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and gather into a shaggy mass. Knead a couple times to make it into a cohesive mass and then pat it into a rough circle about 6 to 7 inches in diameter, and 3/4 to 1-inch thick.
Step 4
Use cookie cutters or a sharp knife and cut into 6-8 equal shapes. Chill for 20-120 minutes.
Step 5
Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake until risen and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Turn the pan around halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Orange Glaze
Step 6
Combine the powdered sugar and orange juice and drizzle over cooled shortcakes.
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Cut into fun shapes or enjoys as wedges, the stars give it a little holiday touch!

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Drizzle with as much or little orange glaze as you want.

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Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream

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My husband requested strawberry shortcake for his birthday and I was not one to deny a request on someones birthday :) so we all enjoyed this delicious desert. My daughter helped a lot and we even made her shortcake into a mickey mouse shape. She was so excited and kept asking when it was time to eat it.

If you ever had strawberry shortcake with the little store bought shortcakes you know that it has the potential to be an excellent desert but you haven’t taste extreme deliciousness until you have sampled these. The shortcake is good enough to eat on it’s own, but once you had fresh strawberries and whipped cream they are beyond words. I had two people go back for seconds (that is all that could go back for seconds because they were all gone after that). You will not be disappointed with this, so make for your next gathering or to enjoy with just your family, Enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whip Cream

Serves 6-8
Prep time 2 hours, 20 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 38 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
Website Smitten Kitchen
These shortcakes are good enough to eat by themselves but with the added strawberries and whipped cream they are amazing. FrenchToasty.com has lots of delicious desert recipes.

Ingredients

Shortcake

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 hard boiled egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into 1/2)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (or orange zest)
  • 2/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Strawberry

  • 1/2lb strawberries (washed, hulled and quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream (beaten to soft peaks, recipe follows)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Step 1
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg yolks, and salt. Pulse to combine. Add the butter and zest, if using, and pulse until the flour resembles coarse meal. Add 2/3 cup of cream and pulse until the dough comes together.
Step 2
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and gather into a shaggy mass. Knead a couple times to make it into a cohesive mass and then pat it into a rough circle about 6 to 7 inches in diameter, and 3/4 to 1-inch thick.
Step 3
Use cookie cutters or a sharp knife and cut into 6-8 equal shapes. Chill for 20-120 minutes. I chilled mine for 2 full hours.
Step 4
Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush the tops of the shortcakes very lightly with heavy cream and sprinkle lightly with the coarse sugar. Bake until risen and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Turn the pan around halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Step 5
While the shortcakes are baking, toss the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl. Let stand several minutes
Step 6
Split the shortcakes in half horizontally and set the tops aside. Place the bottoms on dessert plates and heap strawberries over them. Spoon whipped cream generously over the strawberries and replace the shortcake tops. Serve immediately with any remaining whipped cream on the side or dolloped on top.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Serves 2 cups
Prep time 4 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
This homemade whipped cream is great for all pies, or on top of cocoa. FrenchToasty.com has lots of sweets recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or 1/3 cup powdered sugar)

Directions

Step 1
Put whipping cream and sugar in big bowl or kitchenaid bowl. Mix for 2-3 minutes on medium until cream forms stiff peaks.
Step 2
Keep an eye on it you don't want to over whip it.
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Brushing with cream before baking.

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Before Baking and After

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Helping dad blow out the candles, super blurry because that’s what my phone gave me :)

Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scones Copycat Recipe

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We went to one of my sister in laws wedding dress fittings last weekend and then hit Starbucks afterwards. She introduced me to their Cranberry Scones and I immediately fell in love. They melt in your mouth and I’ve been craving another one. So this put me on a mission to find a copycat recipe. I found this one that had excellent reviews so I gave it a whirl. My husband took some to work, since my SIL and brother both work there. My SIL thought they were delicious and my brother asked my husband what was in them because they were so good! Well I think they passed the test. This is definitely a recipe ill make again. Enjoy!

Starbucks Copycat Cranberry Orange Scones

Serves 8-10
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 22 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Bread, Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable
Website Starbucks Coffee at Home
These Cranberry Orange Scones are so delicious and an excellent replacement for the Starbucks version at home. FrenchToasty.com has lots of baked good recipes.

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 teaspoons granulated sugar (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup half & half (or cream)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Orange Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Note

The orange butter is an extra thing that isn't necessary to make everytime, unless of course you want. If I was making these scones for company I'd make the orange butter but these scones are magnificent without it.

Directions

Scones
Step 1
Soak your cranberries in the 1/4 cup orange juice in a small bowl.
Step 2
In a large bowl combine flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Step 3
Cut in cold butter until it creates coarse crumbs. Then set aside.
Step 4
In the small bowl that the cranberries and orange juice are add the half & half (or cream) and egg.
Step 5
Add to flour mixture and stir until combined.
Step 6
Dump out on floured surface and gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8" circle. Cut into 8-10 wedges.
Step 7
Place wedges onto an ungreased cookie sheet, do not have them touching. Brush with the 1 tablespoon of milk and sprinkle with the remaining 3 teaspoons sugar.
Step 8
Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.
Glaze
Step 9
Combine the powdered sugar and orange juice and drizzle over cooled scones.
Orange Butter
Step 10
Mix the 1/2 cup butter and the orange marmalade. Spread these on scones, if desired.
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My 8″ circle

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I only cut this batch into 8, but you could definitely cut smaller triangles to get more servings.

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Before glaze.

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After glaze and so delicious!

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