March 23, 2012

{Healthy} Cranberry-Orange Scones

                                    Happy Hunger Games!
Are you going to fight the crowds today???  I might wait 'til Sunday... 
These scones were quite delicious and I had the dinner of champions on this particular Monday:  Cranberry-Orange Scones and booze.  Boozey Strawberry Slush to be exact.  I'll get around to that recipe one of these days.  It was really good.  Something tells me it would have been even better if I had fresh limes...

I didn't particularly feel like baking on this day, but I had bought the buttermilk and the orange over a week before and I really needed to use up those ingredients.

So.  I adapted a recipe.  I mixed.  I baked.  I tasted.  Perfection.  I went on to enjoy three of them with my strawberry slush.  At 4pm.  Like I said, dinner of champions.

Then I arranged some scones on a plate and picked up my camera.  No memory card in it.  Okay, I must've left it in my computer.  Oh.  It's not there.  Well.  Now what?  I ripped this place apart, couch cushions included.  I checked the pockets of everything I had been wearing for the previous 3 days, even though I knew, *I KNEW*, I was just using it the night before and thought I had left it in my computer.  So either the Toshiba ate it, or someone broke in and took only an SD card with pictures of food on it.

It's particularly unsettling when  you lose something you know you just had.

I went to Wal-Mart and shelled out $10 for a new one. 

That night, as I was climbing into bed, there was my memory card.  Underneath my comforter.  How that happened, I'm still not sure.  I'm glad it happened though because: #1 Now I have a back up memory card.  #2 I didn't lose the pictures of the milkshakes and quesadillas I had taken the day before.

 I really don't need another excuse to make more milkshakes..

Cranberry Orange Scones
makes 10-12 scones, depending on size
adapted from

*I got the idea to adapt this recipe because I made some delicious orange scones a few years ago.  They were a Food Network recipe, and used tons of butter.  This recipe actually tastes better than that one.*

3/4 cup cold buttermilk
1 egg
2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. orange extract
1 T. orange zest
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
3/4 cup craisins
1 egg white
sugar for sprinkling

In a bowl, whisk the buttermilk, extracts, egg, and zest.   In another larger bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, and then cut in the butter with a pastry blender (or use two forks).  Fold in the craisins.  The mixture should be crumbly.
Slowly add the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
Form into a flat disk, like a thick 9-10" pizza.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Cut into wedges (10, 12, it really doesn't matter).  Brush with the egg white and sprinkle with some sugar (about 2 teaspoons).
Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.  Mine took 18 minutes.
After cooling, scones can be stored in a tupperware container for up to a week.


  1. I hate when that happens; when you know something is there but you can't find it. Annoying! Much easier to eat scones, good ones like these. And I am SO jealous. I want to see that movie NOW but will probably have to wait a few whole weeks!

  2. Those scones look so tasty! I hope your SD card appears soon! Have a great weekend!

  3. Those scones make me want to lick my screen! So yummy! And I just started reading hunger games :) Addicting.

  4. A week, huh?
    Hmmm, I wonder if they'd survive a care package trip to Afghanland.
    Please share any recipes you have shipped to you husband that have arrived tasty and non-moldy.
    Have a good weekend! Enjoy Hunger Games if you go see it!

  5. I find it funny that both you and the Pioneer Woman wrote about scones on my blog feed today! :)

  6. these scones look delicious!! maybe i'll try them this week! : )


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