Do you have a recipe that you make week after week until eventually you (or perhaps your partner) inevitably become sick of eating the same thing every week? I have an overwhelming feeling that these Orange Cranberry Scones are going to be one of “those” recipes for me. I knew it the moment I slid the tray of gleaming, sugar-coated scones into the oven. Immediately the house began to smell better than an Anthropologie candle, and the scent of oranges, butter, and sugar settled into the furnishings of my house.
Have you ever made Orange Cranberry Scones? Or any scones, for that matter? Many people have the impression that making scones is difficult, the dough requiring a precise amount of stirring and fondling to ensure that the scones are tender and moist. Not so. The key to making great scones, in my opinion, is (to at least pretend) to be carefree about it. And, if you have the equipment, make the dough in a food processor. It makes scone making so much easier.
If my reassurance that baking scones is easy didn’t convince you, let me give you a rundown of why these Orange Cranberry Scones will bring so much joy to your life. Fluffy, tender, golden brown scones are infused with local oranges from Tucson CSA and given just a bit of a chew factor with a few dried cranberries. Then, each scone is drizzled with a generous amount of rich, smooth orange glaze that will remind you why life in the desert is so good (remember this taste come July). Imagine the free scents it will lend to your home. The tea it will so perfectly accompany. The happiness it will ultimately bestow. Then, get to baking.