Hello there, guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Here’s this month’s witch-tinted recipe for Cranberry White Chocolate Scones! It is from Martha Stewart, of all people. First, the recipe; then, me talking about how it is an edible spell!
- The Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling these out
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of sugar (reserve 1 tablespoon for topping the scones)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled, unsalted butter, cut into very small pieces
- 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon half and half
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- The Way of Preparing
- Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C
- Whisk together five tablespoons of sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Use a pastry blender or a pair of knives to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in 2/3 cup half and half until it is just barely moistened.
- Fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface a dozen times.
- Gently pat into a 1 inch thick round.
- Cut the dough into eight wedges.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about two inches apart.
- Brush the tops of your scones with the remaining half and half.
- Sprinkle the scone tops with the remaining sugar.
- Bake until golden brown, about 13-15 minutes, depending on how hot your oven runs.
- Let cool on a wire rack. If you’re drizzling with melted white chocolate, let the scones cool completely first.
- You can add a teaspoon of orange extract and a tablespoon of orange zest to make these cranberry orange scones.
- Blueberry white chocolate is also delicious.
Cranberries are all about abundance and love. Cranberry juice, in particular, is a good substitute for ritual wine if you want to do a non-alcoholic version.
Focus on thoughts of abundance and positive energy while making these and they’re the perfect little boost on a rainy summer day.
Happy Baking! I would love for you to send me pictures of yours. And please share any recipes you’d like me to make!