Cranberry Orange Scones
I have been addicted to iced tea for as long as I can remember. I’m sure mom even put it in my baby bottle. But we weren’t the type of southern family who went crazy for overly sweet tea. My mom put just enough sugar in to cut some of the bitterness, which wasn’t much. Now I have started using a sugar substitute in my tea so I can watch my sugar intake. I’ve also switched almost exclusively to green tea.
Because I love green tea so much, I was so excited when I found out that Lipton has a new Green Tea Superfruit line. There are 3 fun and delicious flavors, a white mangosteen and peach, a purple acai and blueberry and a red goji and raspberry flavor. I love these types of flavored teas, because you don’t have to add any sugar to them. These teas are really good hot, but sometimes I will brew them as a hot cup of tea, and then our it over ice. Either way, they are amazing!
Hot tea has been so comforting during these cold days, and it’s nice to have a little snack with your tea. So yesterday I decided to make some scones. I used some fresh Florida oranges and craisins to flavor them. They paired wonderfully with each of these three Lipton teas, but especially the red goji and raspberry flavor.
These scones super flavorful and not too sweet. They will fill your whole home with a beautiful orange scent. They make a great breakfast item or a delicious afternoon snack.
I just started making scones, and was extremely surprised at how quick and easy they are to make. If you can make a biscuit, you can definitely make these. Scones might even be easier because there’s no biscuit cutter needed. Just cut your scone dough like a pizza, and then place dough slices on a baking sheet.
Cranberry Orange Scones
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup very cold butter, cut in pats
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 450°. Combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Add orange zest and butter. Using a pastry knife, incorporate the butter in the flour until it is grainy.
Add egg, milk, vanilla extract and cranberries. Mix until just combined. Use hands to finish incorporating flour into the dough.
Form a disc with the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into diamond shapes.
Transfer scones to a parchment or nonstick surface on a baking sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Now that I have shared what I would pair with these refreshing Lipton Green Tea Superfruits, I want to know, how do you enjoy your tea? The first three commenters will be sent a sample of one of the three teas shown above!
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