Healthy Cranberry Walnut Scones


"Here is a healthy nutritious, filled with goodness scone that is easy to make. I'm a tad lazy and instead of cutting the scones, once the dough comes together, I press it into a large circle or rectangle and cut the raw dough into 8 triangles or squares and break them into individual ones once cooled. I use frozen cranberries but I'm sure fresh will work too."
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45 servings
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  1. 1. Mix both flours well with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in Sugar;
  2. 2. Cut butter into flour into flour using a pastry cutter or a knife or your finger-tips if you prefer until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. I find a pastry cutter best as fingers although a great tool, tend to warm the butter too much.
  3. 3. Add orange rind; chopped walnuts and chopped cranberries and mix well with dry ingredients.
  4. 4. Add buttermilk and bring dough together. Don't work the dough too much. As soon as the dough comes together, press it into a lined baking sheet. Press to about 1-1.5" thick. I usually make a rectangle about 10" x 6" or a circle about 8-9" in diameter. Cut the raw dough into 8 portions (or more if you like)
  5. 5. With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with the additional buttermilk and sprinkle the sugar on top. This helps make the scones nice and brown.
  6. 6. Bake at 410 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. 7. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy when warm or cool.
  8. 8. The scones keep fine in an airtight container for a week.


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