I tend to need an excuse to make something really good for breakfast, as opposed to just the usual cereal or fruit with milk. I can't justify the calories of pancakes, waffles, or my personal favourite, scones. So I was over the moon to be able to make these cranberry-orange scones for my mothers day brunch. They turned out perfectly - might I suggest absolutely NO substitutes for the ingredients - not even whole wheat flour, as it will make the scones too dense. Save this recipe for a special occasion and go nuts!
1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (including orange zest). Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cranberries. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 6-8 times. Divide in half. Pat each into an 8-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Tip - you could also use a food processor for the dry/butter mixture, just make sure to add the cranberries & milk by hand with a spatula.
Source: Adapted from "Cranberry Scones" recipe from www.allrecipes.com