When things go wrong, they can go really wrong. One of the families in my local MOMS Club has had a super tough week (both parents in the hospital in one day with completely unrelated issues) so we are all banding together by bringing some food, running errands for them and playing with their kiddos.
I know they will be getting plenty of reliable pasta favorites and while I am not quite sure what I will bring for the main meal, I am planning on bringing these scones.
Where there is citrus and a glaze, there will certainly be smiles!
Ingredients (Yield 8 scones or 16 mini-scones)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoons clementine* zest, finely grated
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons more if necessary
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed clementine juice*
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and clementine zest.
3. Add the butter into the flour mixture, and mix on low until just blended. Yes, the dough will be lumpy.
4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the buttermilk, and stir until just combined; do not over mix. Add in dried cranberries and mix on low until combined.
5. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into an 8-inch round. Cut circle into 8 wedges or even smaller if you want mini-scones but watch the baking times. Transfer to baking sheet, placing the scones a half-inch apart. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.
6. Once the scones are cool, combine the confectioner’s sugar and clementine juice and drizzle over the scones. This icing is my favorite part.
Feel free to use oranges and orange juice but since I have so many in the 5 lb. box, I used some for this recipe.
What are your favorite recipes/foods to bring to a family during their time of need?