Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Morning Scones

Good Morning!  How is your weekend going? We spent a lovely Saturday shopping and treating our boy to an afternoon at Pump & Jump.  If you have never heard of Pump & Jump it's basically a rubber room for toddlers.  They can run, jump, and literally bounce off the walls without getting hurt.  He loved it!  It's great exercise and a perfect way for a four year old to release all that built up energy.  After, Hubby treated us to dinner and I got the most amazing baked scrod!   It was a perfect family day.

Here is a recipe for Cranberry Orange scones that I wanted to share with you.  I made these yesterday morning so they would be ready for today.  If you are not in the mood for a big breakfast, and just want something to nibble on with your coffee (or tea), these are perfect.  Here's what you need:

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
8 tbsp (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg
sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a food processor combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

Add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles course meal.

Add orange zest and dried cranberries.

In a separate bowl mix together sour cream and egg.

Add to dry mixture and pulse until a dough forms. 

This could all be done by hand, but the food processor makes it to much easier : )

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to about 3/4 inch thickness.

Cut into triangles.

Don't worry too much about the shape, they don't have to be perfect : )

Transfer to a cookie sheet and sprinkle each one with sugar.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  (*tip - make sure your oven rack is in the middle.  If it's too low the bottoms will burn*)


I hope you all have a relaxing Sunday! 

I forgot to mention that I finally saw Midnight in Paris last night. Hubby fell asleep 5 minutes in (zzzzzzzzz). I guess our day of shopping and big dinner did him in : )  

The scenery and music were amazing!  And of course, I'm a sucker for a good love story.  And when it takes place in Paris....even better.  You can't get much more romantic than that.

Danielle xo


  1. They look so yummy! I love being treated to dinner...lucky girl!!


  2. I agree, a love story set in Paris is bound to be a good one! The scones look so yummy!

  3. I make triangular scones too. :0 Bring on the lemon curd.

  4. They look good, Danielle! So different from English scones! They must be delicious and quite crunchy!

    My Sunday is over, as it's almost bedtime...

    So: Happy New Week!


  5. Yum! They look so good! I adore scones...they are my fav! Angie xo

  6. Oh I just love scones! Never attempted to make them though. And I loved Midnight in Paris too :)

    Have a happy Monday!

  7. I LOVE scones and you make it look so easy, I just may have to try it myself! And I've been wanting to see that movie for a while now. Thank you for the sweet comment, following you back xo

  8. The scones were a success. So good.

  9. I love scones + these look delicious!