Got Buttermilk? Make Cranberry Walnut Buttermilk Scones
So, what’s for breakfast? How about baking
Made a cake using buttermilk, and now need to use up the buttermilk. Scones come to mind…simple and easy…just the way I like it. Don’t get me wrong, I like challenging recipes…but, sometimes, I just want to enjoy the simplicity of life in my kitchen.
Instead of dividing the dough as the recipe indicates, I made one disk and cut that in slices. The scones ended up being hefty in size and yielded half the amount the recipe indicates. I left the instructions for the dough shaping as was indicated in the recipe.
Cranberry Walnut Buttermilk Scones
M.S. Milliken & S. Feniger
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen
Yield: 16 scones
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut in small cubes, chilled
1 cup buttermilk, chilled
1/2 cup cranberries, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon heavy cream, for brushing
Turbinado Sugar, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahreinheit.
Roast chopped walnuts for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool. Set aside.
Chop the cranberries. Set aside.
MAKE THE DOUGH: (DO NOT OVERMIX)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add cubes of chilled butter and mix with your fingertips to a coarse meal. (or use a pastry cutter).
Add buttermilk and mix just until combined.
Add cranberries and walnuts. Mix until combined.
SHAPE THE DOUGH: (I didn’t divide the dough)
Transfer dough to a floured board and divide into 2 parts.
Roll each to 3/4 inch thick rounds.
Cut each round into 8 wedges and place slightly separated on a greased baking sheet.
Brush the tops with the cream.
Sprinkle Turbinao sugar over top.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Enjoy with butter and/or marmalade or just as is.
Great way to start the morning…weather permitting…a walk communing with nature…the best…
Peace in Baking,
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
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