Got Buttermilk? Make Cranberry Walnut Buttermilk Scones

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.

Here goes…

Cranberry Walnut Buttermilk Scones

Buttermilk Cranberry Walnut Scones~

M.S. Milliken & S. Feniger
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

Yield: 16 scones
Level: Easy

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.

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.

SERVE warm.
Enjoy with butter and/or marmalade or just as is.

Buttermilk Cranberry Walnut Scones ~ cross-section~

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.
Not to be used without permission.


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