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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cranberry Pear Scones

Oh wow. Cranberry and pear....what an original combination.

I know. But seriously, it's popular for a reason. In the past I've used canned pears in my scones (purely due to laze), this time I used fresh pears, which added just a bit of crunch to the scone and was really just a whole lot of lovely.




If you wanted to add a little bit of ginger or cardamon that's probably a good idea.


Slightly adapted from: Nigel's Scones

3 C flour
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 c unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 pear - cut into small pieces

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder

2. cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Form a well and add in buttermilk. Use your hands and mix the ingredients together.


3. Add in the extras. Divide the dough into two equally sized rounds and cut each into 6 pieces.


4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes or until they just start to turn golden brown.

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