My Life In The Kitchen

May 3, 2010

Cranberry Orange Scones

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Food, Swap, Swap-Bot — trinichiqn @ 5:08 pm

This is the second time I am making this, the first time it tasted great, was edible but not the best. This time it was definitely better. The texture was fabulous and it all but melted in my mouth.

Tip #1 – Use cold ingredients.

I am no expert but I do know that the hot oven and cold dough creates steam which makes for a better scone.

Tip #2 – Do NOT overwork the dough.

Besides making the dough warmer (bad), overworked dough tends to become stiff. (Very bad)


Tip #3 – Make sure wedges are properly separated. I find they cook better when they are. I had two completely different results between the two times I have made this.

Tip #4 – Do Not Over-bake. The recipe calls for 12 minute and 12 minutes is more than enough time. Do not tell yourself the scone doesn’t look baked enough, properly cooked or any of those little things we tell ourselves.
Want to know the difference between 12 minutes and 14 minutes???? A moist delicious scone and a dry, okay tasting scone.

This is my submission for Week 5 of 52 Weeks of Baking.

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