I love me some coffee. The taste of course, but also the idea of having coffee stirs up the nostalgic notion of getting together with friends and catching up, or waking up early before everyone else and having a quit moment sipping on my coffee.
I cannot go to Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, of any coffee house , without grabbing a little something sweet to go with my coffee.
I swear sometimes I’ brew up a cup of coffee, just because I need something to drink with my cookie, Danish, or yummy, fresh out of the oven scones.
Like these heavenly lemony, cranberry goodness. A friend of mine ask me if I could whip her up a batch of lemon cranberry scones… with lemon glaze… of course…. So being the good friend I am… I obliged. And of course I had to taste test one… or two… ok I ended up making another batch for her.
[Adapted from http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/lemon-cranberry-scones.html%5D
1 ½ Cups of Flour
½ Cup of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
2 Tablespoons of Meyer Lemon Zest (About 5 Meyer Lemons)
½ Cup of Cold Butter
½ Cup of Cream
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
¾ Cup of Dried Cranberries
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1-2 Tablespoons of Meyer Lemon Juice
Pre- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl whisk flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set Aside.
Using a pastry blender, or 2 forks, mix Meyer lemon zest and cold butter into the flour mixture, until it resembles small grains. Stir in cranberries. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk, cream, vanilla and egg. Pour cream mixture into flour mixture, and stir until it comes together. I used a wooden spoon and then floured my hands to finish the job off. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Place dough on a floured surface and shape into a flat circle, it should be 1 inch thick. Cut into 6-8 triangles.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Whisk one egg white with 2 tablespoons of milk and brush over top scones.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly brown. Allow to cool for 20 minutes, before drenching in lemon glaze.
For the glaze; in a small bowl , whisk together powdered sugar and Meyer lemon juice. You may need both tablespoons of lemon juice, it should be quite runny. Pour over cooled scones. Grab a cup of joe and relax!