Do you have any leftover cranberries in your refrig from Thanksgiving? I found some in the crisper this afternoon…warning- they will only be available in the grocery (fresh) for a couple more weeks. So buy a few bags, and put them in a Ziplock in your freezer so you can have cranberries all year long. Fresh Cranberry Scones with Almond Cream are so very yummy. They only take a few minutes to make and you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. They can be served for dessert, or for breakfast/ brunch. I cut some up and baked them on a cookie sheet, and the rest I baked in a cute little scone pan my bro and sis in law gave me a few years back. It makes perfect little triangle shapes! A nice little pan, but not a necessity. Speaking of necessity. The Almond Cream – yes, that would qualify.
Fresh Cranberry Scones with Almond Cream
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg beaten
- Turbinado sugar
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Wash cranberries, pick over and remove any shriveled berries. Chop coarsely and place in bowl with 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut in softened butter. Add buttermilk, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Add cranberries and any juice in bowl to dough. Mix in a little milk if dough is too dry. Knead lightly a few times until all dough is gathered, and forms a ball. Place on lightly floured surface and pat into two 5 inch or one 10 inch circle, about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. When scones are done, remove from oven and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Whip cream until it starts to thicken. Add powdered sugar and almond flavoring. Continue whipping until stiff. Serve with scones
Serve with Almond Cream.
Makes 8 large or 16 small scones.