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
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||18 minutes|
|Total time||38 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable|
- 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
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
Cut into fun shapes or wedges, either way just as delicious!
|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.|
|Toss the cranberries in and give a quick pulse to distribute them through out the dough. During the knead process they will distribute also.|
|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.|
|Use cookie cutters or a sharp knife and cut into 6-8 equal shapes. Chill for 20-120 minutes.|
|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.|
|Combine the powdered sugar and orange juice and drizzle over cooled shortcakes.|
Cut into fun shapes or enjoys as wedges, the stars give it a little holiday touch!
Drizzle with as much or little orange glaze as you want.