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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wanna make scones today ?

 Some of you may remember that I played in the most fun meme,
CELEBRITY COOK ALONG with THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA,
hosted by LYNN, that's HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD.
She has this cook-along each month on the 15th, with a different celebrity cook.
Be sure to check on that date because she will have some awesome recipes to share.
This cookalong with Ina Garten was a couple months ago.
I chose to make the CONTESSA'S
Cranberry Orange Scones.
 The above photo is NOT something I made...
I bought these CRANBERRY SCONES at our local deli
and took this photo of them.  (THEN, I ate 'em..)
I added this to my post
simply because I LOVE THIS PHOTO. :))
Those are frozen cranberries and made the prettiest photo.
 THE ABOVE are the scones I made.
It was around ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
 ♫♪♪ CRANBERRIES and ORANGES ♪♪♫
THIS is her recipe.
When I did my post on these delicious treats,
I promised to come back and show you a little about
making them...
a LOT of butter....
Of course, this is one thing that makes the scones sooo good..
Even the ingredients made for a good photo....
:))
The dough is pretty thick but still very workable.
I don't have a bread making machine..
or a heavy duty standing mixer.
That's right....
I am bread making machine and standing mixerLESS !
BUT...my heavy duty HAND mixer came with
dough beaters and they work really well with a dough as soft as this one.
They might be too light-weight to handle a thicker dough.
I have to tell ya that this rich dough was sooo delicious, I kept taking bites
and nearly ate it all before I could even make the scones.
Oh, Barefoot Contessa...you sure do know how to make a good SCONE !!
I just LUV this photo...
the dough climbing up the beaters....
(I know......I don't get out much)
I rolled and cut them just like I do my biscuits..
and, I baked them in a CAST IRON SKILLET.
O HoNeY
I hope you can make some soon...
if possible, serve them right out of the oven,
split with butter in between.
I mean...
Ya just can't get too much BUTTAH.....
**
I am happy to be playing with:
WOW ME WEDNESDAY
GOOD LIFE WEDNESDAY
REDNESDAY WEDNESDAY
Thanks to all the hosts..
Thank you for stopping by today..
Sure hope YOUR day has CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES in it.
xoxo bj

33 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing the yummies today..everything looks so delicious! :D

Madeline's Album said...

Being a diabetic I have to be careful what I eat, but I still enjoy seeing the delicious treats you make. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Sarah said...

Yum, BJ. Cranberry orange sounds delicious. I made lavender. Stop by if you want to try a different flavor. ;-)
~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your scones look great BJ, all of the pics are beautiful! On to The Butter Queen-Paula this month, should be fun-thanks:@)

Catherine Denton said...

Oh. My. Heavens. YES, I'm gonna have to make me some scones!! *Nom-nom-nom*
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Zondra Art said...

Scones look great and very taste dear BJ.
Great work!
Kisses and greetings.

Vee said...

Now they do look delicious. I have my favorite scone recipes and there's not a cranberry orange scone among them. I'm going to remedy that now.

I'm glad to see that your period of insanity was short-lived. Spring is always an interesting blogging time. I never know if I should stay or go myself.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how you rolled them out and cut them. They look nice and plump this way...I'll hold back on making a joke here. Delicious!!

XO,
Jane

laurie said...

you are one busy woman and those are the best looking scones,, yum

CHERI said...

I've never eaten scones but these look so yummy! I just might have to try making some myself.

Stacey said...

Oh Honey! With a cup of coffee, those sound like Heaven!

Barbara F. said...

Those scones look delicious. I'm ready to put the coffee up!! I love cranberry/orange anything! xo,

Damaris said...

OH!! YYUUMM!! Thank YOU!! I wish blogs had SCRATCH n' SNIFF pictures!! XXOO, Damaris

Pondside said...

I just have to make those.....but what a dangerous post to read late at night when I'm vulnerable to a 'night lunch' attack!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I've never had one of these scones. I sure want to taste one now. Oh I know.. you said you need to get out more just come over to my house and bring me one of your....coffee will be waiting. Blessing Trish

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm making scones today! Yours look just beautiful. I have the bread machine and heavy-duty stand mixer and I still like to make them the way you did! Great job...thanks.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Look at all that scone goodness! And I'm with you, I think the beater picture is wonderful... but how do you lick those beaters?
Next batch of scones I make is going to be cranberry orange. YUMMY!
Yvonne

Kathleen Grace said...

MMmm, these look fabulous! Can you imagine them with a nice orange glaze over the top? I can!

Emily said...

Oh my, your making me hungry. I love cranberry and orange, and in a scone.....YUMMY. Your photos are great BJ. I sure enjoyed this post........
Hope your day is great.

~Emily

The Fajdich Times said...

I loved your post. Pictures are great! Scones look even better! I have made these scones before and they are wonderful:)

Rita said...

Welcome back from...
Those are some good looking scones! great combination of cranberries and orange to make them extra tasty. Really enjoyed seeing your work in progress.
Rita

LV said...

I really would have enjoyed these treats. Anything with cranberries is the best. I am sure your family is glad you are such a great cook and enjoy it.

Theresa said...

You should publish your food photos, they are always gorgeous and absolutely make me HUNGRY:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Scones are my favorite breakfast treat (or dessert, or snack). My daughter and I have decided to take off a few pounds, so other than my WW scone recipe I will have to hold off for a couple of months making these. I always love trying new scone recipes.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I love scones...but can't have "all that butter". . .so I just make biscuits instead. Yours look so lovely! Thanks for inspiring me to bake something now that the temperatures have cooled once again on the Prairie!!!
Fondly
Pat

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I've never had a cranberry scone, but I'd certainly be willing to try one--or more!

GOING FOR THE RED

“If forced to make choices,” she said,
“I’d go for the crimson and red.
I’d let go of green,
(Some think it’s obscene),
Embracing magenta instead.”


Dancers in Red

Kathleen said...

Yum! They look delicious! Are you back from going crazy? When we'd ask my mom where she was going her reply was. "Crazy, wanna come?"
I couldn't though, as I live in the state of Confusion, and can't get a passport! :)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE cranberry orange scones. I may just have to bake me up some! My mom and dad graduated from HS in W Texas...Ballinger High. So glad you stopped over to say hello.

Judy

arkie said...

Wonderful pictures! I must try that recipe soon. My husband just discovered how good scones are when I made some chocolate chip ones for my family at Thanksgiving.

Your blog is so full of fun, decor, and recipes! Thanks!

Gypsy Heart said...

Love, love the combo of cranberries and orange! I so wanna be Ina Garten when I grow up too!

Thanks so much for sharing ~ I will definitely make these.

xo
Pat

Prulletje said...

to let you know, it is me who came by ;-) And this looks delicious!!..please pass me the butter..I need ..... a lot!

abeachcottage said...

ohhh, your scones looks yum! Thanks for sharing them at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, B.J., those look so yummy! (Yours, not the other ones!) Let me know the next time you make them, and I'll come right over!