Scones are a memory trigger for me. I’m instantly transported back to my growing up days and the many scones and cups of tea I enjoyed with my sweet mama, sometimes while we watched an hour of the BBC Pride & Prejudice or a portion of Anne of Green Gables. I love those memories, and I love that now I’m in my kitchen making scones with my little girl and sometimes watching Anne of Green Gables with her! That sweet circle.
Cranberry-orange is a favorite scone flavor of mine, particularly in the autumn. It was not clearly not autumn when I made these for the first time a couple of weeks before Christmas, but I had cranberries that needed to be used and my decision was made. Also, I had been so eager to try out Tiffani Thiessen’s base scone recipe in my Pull Up A Chair cookbook and I had a friend coming over for coffee one morning, so the reasoning came together in quite a lovely way.
When I served them that morning both my friend, Liz, and my J voiced their approval wholeheartedly. J said they were the best scones I had ever made and Liz said they tasted like a bakery scone! First of all, they are both so sweet. Second of all, I don’t know if I’ll use another base recipe again.
I’m linking Tiffani Thiessen’s Blueberry-Lemon Scone recipe here which has the base I used from her cookbook. Add in all the ingredients through the milk and then you can add in my additions here. They are so simple and so very yummy. Enjoy, my friends!
My recipe additions:
juice of 1 orange
zest of 1 orange
dash of vanilla
1 cup of fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
After I added the milk and the dough came together, I added in the juice, zest, and vanilla and stirred it up. I added in the cranberries last and mixed these in by hand to make sure that they were mixed up well. Then I went on turning it on a work surface, etc……
Happy Baking, lovelies!