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Written by PacificSailors   

I love Starbucks' Cranberry Orange Scones but they don't have them in Mexico so I set out to recreate them. My captain says these are even better! They were actually quite easy to make in my galley. I included lots of substituions if you don't have some of the ingredients. Make sure you knead this VERY briefly as it will get tough if you over-knead.

3/4 cup buttermilk or 3/4 cup plain yogurt (or coconut milk, soy milk or regular milk, etc)
1 egg (or 1/4 cup applesauce)
2 3/4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

1 cup cranberries (chopped if fresh or frozen) I used dried whole
1/2 cup sugar
1 orange, rind of

If you want icing:

1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat buttermilk and egg in small bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, measure flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Cut in butter until mixture resembles small peas.

Mix in cranberries, sugar and orange rind.

Add buttermilk mixture and stir until soft dough forms.

Using your hands, form dough into a large ball and place on floured surface.

Knead about 10 times Pat into two circles about 1 inch thick, place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Score the tops of both circles to make 8 wedges on each, if making for a buffet, for regular scones, score each circle into 4 wedges.

Sprinkle with sugar before baking if not using icing. Bake scones for 15-20 minutes or more depending on thickness

While still warm, brush with butter and sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.


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