Saturday, March 20, 2010

Orange Rum Cranberry Scones

I love the flavor of scones, and a friend of mine recently gave me the idea for a perfect flavor combination - granted she was thinking of mini-muffins and I was still on scone alert! A winning flavor combination can be translated into your favorite baked goodies from cookies to cake, from bars to biscotti - when you find a flavor combination that you love, modify some of your existing recipes to that flavor and your tastebuds will forever thank you.

1 1/2 C. flour, all purpose ($.15)
1 1/4 C. oats ($.10)
1/2 C. brown sugar ($.10)
1/3 C. granulated sugar ($.10)
1 T. baking powder ($.05)
1/3 C. margarine ($.25)
1 tsp. run extract ($.35)
zest of one orange ($.15)
1/2 C. orange juice ($.20)
1 egg ($.10)
1 C. orange flavored dried cranberries ($.35)

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, and baking powder. Cut in margarine til mixture resembles fine crumbs. Beat egg into milk and extract. Stir milk mixture into the crumbly flour mixture. Fold in raisins. Place dough on a flour surface and knead 6 times.

On a greased baking sheet, form dough into an 8" circle, score the dough into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Dust with cinnamon sugar, if desired.

Bake at 375 for 20-23 minutes.

While dough is still warm, break into wedges.

Yields = 8 scones
Cost: $1.90 or $.25 per scone (versus $2.29-$2.79 per scone at Panera)

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