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Fresh Cranberry/Orange Scone Cake!

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SylviaH

Fresh Cranberry/Orange Scone Cake!

While spending time in the kitchen stretching and folding tomorrow's bread, I made a scone cake with some of my frozen cranberries and candied orange peel.  This is a variation on a recipe I have posted Here.     I used the same recipe exchanging the lemon zest for a cup of mixed, candied orange peel, and whole fresh frozen cranberries.  I tossed the cranberries and orange peel in a small amount, apx. 1 TBsp. flour before folding them into the mixed batter.  I like a scone cake shaping because it's attractive, whole or sliced and keeps well, with the added plus of less handling, which makes for a lovely tender moist crumb.  I baked this one about 8 minutes longer because of the added frozen cranberries.


 


           


 


 


                                    

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GSnyde

Yummm!  If I hadn't just pulled a Cinnamon-Raisin-Walnut bread out of the freezer, I'd make scones tomorrow.  Sounds like a great recipe, Sylvia.  And looks moist inside, crispy outside.  Thanks.


Glenn

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SylviaH

I hope to make a CRW bread very soon...lucky you getting to pop one out of the freezer.


If you try this recipe you might like that it uses only a baking powder rather than a baking soda and baking powder..I won't go into detail about that.. 


I can't tell you how much I love fresh cranberries in sweet breads, so this was a quick fix for the craving.  Mike's already had 3 slices...he's all carbed up for his race tomorrow.


Sylvia


 

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breadsong

Hello Sylvia,
Another lovely orange-flavored creation!
Truly beautiful with all of that vibrant color and crunchy, turbinado sugar? crust.
Orange and cranberries taste so good together...you bake really wonderful things!
from breadsong

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SylviaH

I almost used my turbinado crystals, instead of the clear sugar crystals..being the sugar holic I'am...I keep a good supply of sugar choices 'lol'..brushing the crust with some of the same whipping cream and then sprinkling the sugar does give the top a nice little sweet crunch to go with the tart of the cranberries.


Sylvia

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arlo

Mmmm, cranberries and orange. Excellent combo Sylvia, I'd love to try some!

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SylviaH

Orange and lemon are a favorite of mine, I can't think of anything I don't like with them.


Sylvia