quickly, before the season is over,
and in time for xmas morn,
make these scones.
studded with tart cranberries
punched with the sting of ginger
tempered with the subtlety of orange zest
sweetened with sugar
it’s perfect with the morning coffee
or afternoon tea
here’s to wishing you and yours a
happy holidays from me + dw.
fresh cranberry scones – vegan
makes 12 scones
*note: i’ve made these with organic and conventional cranberries. i’ve used 1 package of ocean spray which was 12oz, and i’ve used organic which came in a 6 oz package. it made no difference in the end result, though the batch with the lesser amount was less tart. basically, use as little as 6 oz, or as much as 12 oz. how’s that for not exact science baking?
1 package fresh cranberries, minimum 6oz, max 12oz
1/3 cup brown sugar, not packed
2 1/4 cups AP flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
zest of 2 organic oranges
1/4 chopped candied ginger
10 TBL chilled coconut oil, cut into small pieces
1/3 soy/almond milk (though, i’ve made with lactose free milk and kefir before)
preheat oven 350ºF and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
in food processor, pulse the cranberries with the brown sugar and orange zest. go for chunky. put in large mixing bowl, set aside.
in food processor, pulse the AP flower, baking powder and salt. add in the coconut oil and pulse until pea-sized crumbles appear.
mix the flour mixture with the cranberries in the mixing bowl. add the milk and stir until it just comes together.
dust counter with a bit of flour, dump dough onto it. form a disk/thick circle. cut into quarters, and within those quarters cut 3 wedges.
carefully transfer wedges on prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half way through.
the edges and bottom will darken a smidge, but the interior will be tender and crumbly.
serve warm, as is, or drizzled with icing (you can make a quick icing slurry of 2 tsp the milk used + enough powdered sugar to get a thickened but drizzly consistency, anywhere from 10-15 TBL)