Flaky Cranberry Scones
Posted: 16 August 2010 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Matthew’s presentation of the whole Bread Bible was really inspiring! So much so that I thought I need to bake something from the BB on Sunday. Here’s what I come up with (using leftover dried cranberries found hidden in the pantry).

I’ve made scones once before, a long time ago - not Rose’s recipe - and I didn’t like it.

This one is REALLY good! Flaky and buttery, they reminded me a of Croissant a bit. And so much easier than Croissant!

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Posted: 16 August 2010 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Those are so beautiful and golden!  You can really SEE how flaky they are!  (Flaky is certainly a compliment in these circumstances!) 

Can you tell me, please, are these scones the sweet kind or the just-a-touch-of-sweet kind?

I keep staring at them.  I must get back to work!

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Posted: 16 August 2010 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Anne, you’re so funny! I never really thought of the word flaky that way - in these circumstances! You’re right though, flaky when used in non-food conversation, does not have a positive meaning.

These scones are just a touch of sweet kind. I actually find them not sweet at all - that I thought next time I should up the sugar a bit or make the white icing and drizzle on them!

The 1/2 recipe has 50 gr of sugar and considering they yield 16 of 4 inch length x 2 inch width x 1 inch height triangles, you can imagine how “not” sweet they can be.

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Posted: 16 August 2010 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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These scones are just a touch of sweet kind.

Oooooh, awesome!!!!!  They look soooooooo good!

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Posted: 16 August 2010 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I made the currant scones using dried blueberries instead of currants. They were sinfully delicious. Tasted like butter. Mmmmm…...

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Posted: 16 August 2010 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Those look so tasty, Jenn. I like scones a lot, and if these are better than average scones then I really must try these.

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Posted: 16 August 2010 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Beautiful!!!

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Posted: 17 August 2010 12:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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MP, they are really tasty. About less than 1/2 as sweet than the store bought version (if that makes sense), much more flaky and buttery. In the book Rose give the lemon poppy seed version too - I can’t wait to try that one. I love lemon!

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Posted: 17 August 2010 12:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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More flaky and buttery? I definitely need to try these! smile

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Posted: 17 August 2010 02:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jenn, these look great!  I was just in the library today and spied a copy of the Bread Bible…I might have to go back and check it out, just to try these scones!!

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Posted: 20 August 2010 02:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Jenn, thanks so much! I’m so happy to read that I inspired you to pick up the BB and try a new recipe. I really enjoyed all of the scones in the book! I was in the middle of a big move over the weekend/week, so I’m just now catching up on all of the nice comments!

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Posted: 20 August 2010 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Beautiful! I was just looking at the recipe for these and now might have to make an attempt at baking them. Thanks for sharing! I agree, Matthew’s photos were incredible!

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