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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cranberry Goat Cheese Scones

Now this is my kind of breakfast.  Sweet!!
I wanted scones for breakfast.  Raspberry Scones are my favourite and I usually keep some in the freezer.  Unfortunately  but I was out of raspberries  so I went with dried cranberries.  And just for good measurer I added 3 ounces of goat cheese (Chevre).
And just to make them a little more decadent I topped them with sweetened Creme Fraiche.

Scones (Raspberry, Blueberry, Fresh Currants,etc..)
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2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tbsp. cold butter
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
extra cream and sugar


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into mixture with pastry blender until it resembles a course meal. Add cream and raspberries to dry ingredients. Mix lightly with fork until mixture forms a stiff dough. Knead on floured board just to incorporate all flour; try not to damage berries.

Tip: An easy way to cut the butter into the flour is to use a box grater. The large side of the grater makes the perfect size pieces of butter.


Roll into 7-inch round and cut into 6 or 8 wedges. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet; brush tops with cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.


Note: When adding fruit to the scone mixture, make sure the raspberries or blueberries are frozen. Otherwise you end up with crushed fruit. Still tastes as good, but not as pretty. I usually add the cream and when the dough has almost come together I add the frozen fruit. With the Chocolate you can add it along with the cream.

15 comments:

  1. What a delicious way to start the day. And the dollop of Creme Fraiche is perfect. Yummy!

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  2. Oh lord-these look decadent!! I'm saving this right now! Thank you!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. ciao!! è sempre un piacere passare a trovarti!! trovo delle bontà uniche!!! complimenti!!!
    scusa tanto ma non so l'inglese!:-(
    ciao!!

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  4. Now we are talking !!!
    awesome breakfast

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  5. These are bites from Heaven! The combination of the cranberry, goat cheese and creme fresh is making me weak in the knees...

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  6. Oh Ann, your scones are so light & flaky looking! They put mine to shame. ~~Rettabug hangs her head & drags her toe back & forth through the snow~~ :)

    I will have to try your box grater method next time. Thanks for the tip & for all your great instructions!!

    fondly,
    Rettabug

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  7. MY daughters would LOVE these! Great Ann!!

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  8. Federica, io così godere i tuoi commenti. Io uso Google Translate da interpretare.

    Cathy, it was the perfect way to start the day.

    Allie/Pattie, if you like something sweet for breakfast you will love these scones. They are even good plain without cheese or fruit.

    Arlette and Joycee, I hope you will give the scones a try.

    Rett, the box grater is really the best way to add the butter to the flour. Also, just pat out the dough, and fold it like an envelop, do this three times and then pat or roll out about 1/2 inch thick and cut into triangles. The scones or biscuits will be flaky and tender every time.

    Monique, thank you.

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  9. I have had such a "yen" for scones. Yours look absolutely delightful. What an eye opener!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Ann. It's my first time here and you have won my belly:) Bookmarked!

    P.S. Popped in from Kate's Serendipity...

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  10. I LOVE scones... I a trying these tomorrow am!!

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  11. Your scones look so tempting Cathy, delicious. Kathy.

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  12. OK, that is my kinda breakfast, too....these are a keeper. I just can't tell my son there is goat cheese in them ;-)

    Thanks, Ann!

    Diane

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  13. This is my kind of breakfast as well! Superb!

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