The countdown for Christmas begins! With the craziness of life ahead here is an easy to make recipe that is perfect for the holidays. With hints of orange zest mixed with the tartness from the fresh cranberries, try it for your next dinner party or a change from your breakfast routine.   Cranberry-Orange-Scones-6

Ingredients: 1 cup All- Purpose Flour 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour ¼ cup of sugar 1 tablespoon of orange zest 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 6 Tbsp. of butter {chilled}, cut into small pea size pieces 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 cup of vanilla flavored greek yogurt 1 egg         Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Use a pastry blender, or two knives, to cut butter until it resembles small peas and add the butter to flour mixture.
  4. Stir in the cranberries.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the egg and yogurt.
  6. Stir the yogurt mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  7. Dump the dough onto a work surface and “knead” 3-4 times. {as much as you can, it will be very crumbly}
  8. Pat into a circle about ½ an inch thick.
  9. Cut into 10-12 wedges and transfer to a baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Serves: 10-12 scones Total time: 30 min  

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