I love Christmas time because it gives me the chance to bake with cranberries (which are a great treat in any baked good). So, I was really excited when I saw that Farmgirl Fare had a post on Cranberry Christmas Scones (Photo by Faregirl Fare)
I love making all types of scones. According to JoyofBaking.com, scones are believed to have originated in Scotland and are closely related to the griddle baked flatbread, known as bannock. They were first made with oats, shaped into a large round, scored into four to six triangles, and cooked on a griddle either over an open fire or on top of the stove.
Side Note: Cranberries also make a beautiful dinner centerpiece for your holiday table. Take tall glass vases and place fresh cranberries at the bottom and place a white piller candle on top of the cranberries. Set vases ontop f glass mirrors on tables. This looks very elegant and makes for a very festive touch! You can also float the cranberries in any glass vase or bowl, or try making a cranberry wreath.
Here is an easy recipe from Farmgirl Fare’s blog that I hope you enjoy this holiday!
Farmgirl's Cranberry Christmas Scones
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, chilled & cut into bits
On a floured surface, divide dough in half and gently pat each half into a circle 5 or 6 inches in diameter. With a sharp knife cut each circle into 6 wedges and place on a greased or parchment-lined.