Cranberry And Cream Scones

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Warning: this post is about love!

I like to give my man a little extra attention in the morning because it is truly the only time of the day we can spend "uninterrupted"...you know how it goes, work, hobbies, friends, functions, for some kids and others pets, and before you know it the day is drawing to an end.
I was getting tired of our breakfast selections so when I saw Meeta's invite to her Monthly Mingle, I figured it would be a great way for me to show B. my love and appreciation with one of his favorites, scones. I felt bad the recipe called for heavy cream and butter so to alliviate any guilt I added dried cranberries...it's good for the heart!

B. could not stop humming his way through the house knowing that he had those waiting for him this morning. After over 8 years of marriage, I am blessed by the fact that he thanks me for every meal or special treat I set out in front of him... I thank him for still opening the car door for me and making sure my tank is full. We are romantics in our own and geeky way. For example, we have a V-Day card contest every single year: who will be the one to give the most Valentine cards, romantic, funny, creepy, dorky, homemade,.... I think I went a little crazy this year...we'll see!

Big silence of approval from B. regarding these scones and he asked for another batch next week...my heart can't say no!

Cranberry and Cream Scones, adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Cream Scones:

Makes 8 large ones.

2/3 cup heavy cream
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 Tb sugar
1 Tb baking powder
pinch of salt
5 Tb. cold butter, cut in small morsels
extra sugar for rolling the dough
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350.
In a small bowl, whisk the cream and the egg. Set aside.
In a separate and larger bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender, 2 forks or your fingers (my choice, I like to play with food), until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cranberries.
Mix in the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly with a spoon or again your hands. Do this fairly quickly to avoid over kneading the dough. Gather into a ball and pat on a sugared board. With a 3 inch cookie cutter, cut out 8 rounds.
Put them on a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown.

Note: I like rolling the dough with sugar on my board and not extra flour. It coats the scones with a light crunch and prevents the dough from getting tough.

17 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

But that's what love is our own special ways. Thank you for each meal and treat is really special!
Scones are lovely.

Brilynn said...

Well my heart can't say no because it's a DORIE recipe!

Kristen said...

You two are too sweet... sounds like you have a wonderful marriage.

Ivonne said...

Your husband's a lucky guy! Beautiful photo!

Meeta said...

That must be love. But then again with the delicious stuff you serve B. has no choice but to be grateful ;-) These look totally scrumptious. Thanks for bring them along to the MM.

gilly said...

Hi Helene! These scones look absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing your sweet story - it sounds like you and your husband are a match made in heaven!

Mary said...

Yes, great minds do think alike! :) Your scones look wonderful. B is very lucky.

Veron said...

That is such a sweet story...it is about love...and the scones look yummy. Your hubby B is a great guy! You need to keep that man.
My hubby is the exact same way...opens the car doors and fills up my gas tank before I begin the week...

Hélène (Cannes) said...

Encore une bien jolie recette sucrée, parfaite à déguster avec un bon thé sous notre ciel grisonnant, aujourd'hui...
Bises
Hélène

Monisha said...

You guys are adorable! Just reading your post makes me want to whip up a batch!

Helene said...

Tanna: he is a good Southern boy!

Brilynn: I never thought I would use this book so much!

Kristen: it is wonderful. We love to work at it, and vowed to always pay attention and communicate.

Yvonne: I feel I am the lucky one...he puts up with my abstract crazy self!

Meeta: I am already on batch #2 for tomorrow's brunch.

Gilly: as I am writing this comment, I am rolling over on the floor because of his singing along Aretha Franklin...ah living with a musician...except I don't really like trombone at 8am on sundays! (practice time)

Mary: so is your better half!

Veron: sounds you have a great one too....sweet!

Helene: la recette est super, dis moi si tu veux une table de conversion.

Monisha: hey there! Welcome back! If I could send you some I would but they are disappearing fast!

Gattina said...

I see your scones done perfectly, what a sweet treat in the morning!
It's great to make your own cards, we do it too :D

rob said...

Your husband is a luck man. Those scones look and sound delicious -- I love scones, and the combination of cream and dried cranberries sounds fantastic.

The Khoury Family said...

These look delicious. I can't wait to try them.

krystal said...

What is on top of the scones in that picture?

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