Samstag, 26. Oktober 2013

Cranberry Orange Scones or: The love I found in Washington, D.C.

With this headline everything is said :-)

Some years ago I stayed in Washington, D.C. for a few days. Whenever I had the opportunity to see something like the Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, I simply did it (originally, I attended a conference on neuroscience). I liked the Smithsonian Museums a lot - especially the exhibitions concerning animals or nature. But the most exciting thing I could experience there was a talk of the Dalai Lama. He is such an outstanding person, laughs a lot - but also has good advices. It was just great!


One thing I had trouble with was food. I had an excellent burger - but that's it! I couldn't find any fresh food. Once I found an apple and paid 5 $ for it. But I didn't care, I had to buy this one. One gleam of hope every morning was having breakfast at St*rbuck's. I got my caramel macchiato (somehow I am addicted to this) and: cranberry orange scones. From the first bit I took I knew this would be endless love :-)

And today ... freshly baked cranberry orange scones at MY HOUSE!

They are SOOOO good! This love IS endless! Asking for the recipe? Here it is (based on a recipe by Taste of home // Starbucks Copycat; 8 pieces):

Preheat oven to 400 degree / 200°C.

2 cups of flour / 240 g* Mehl
10 tsp sugar / 10 TL Zucker
1 tbs grated orange peel (e.g. pickered dekor) / 1 EL Abrieb einer Orangenschale (z.B. Pickered Dekor)
2 tsp baking powder / 2 TL Backpulver
1/2 tsp salt / 1/2 TL Salz
1/4 tsp baking soda / 1/4 TL Backsoda

     in the mixing bowl and mix for 5 s / speed level 3

1/3 cup cold butter / 75 g kalte Butter

    another 5 s / speed level 5

2/3 cup dried cranberries / 80 g Cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice / 60 ml Orangensaft
1/4 cup milk / 60 ml Milch
1 egg / 1 Ei

     stir counter-clockwise for 30 s / speed level 3,5

Take out the dough onto a floured surface and knead it. You may need some more flour until the dough doesn't stick anymore. Take a huge round plate (appr. 18 cm in diameter) and fit the dough to the same size. Cut into 8 pieces and place them on a baking sheet with baking paper. Bake for 12 - 15 min until the scones are lightly brown (somehow golden). Let them cool down on a wire rack.

*I didn't work with grams, but with cups (see below) - I cannot guarantee that this will work with this information... I just calculated this based on informations I found on the internet.

For I'm not familiar with the unit "cup" I started calculating (see above)... But before I could start this experiment I found MY solution for the "cup problem":

This is SO helpful! I recommend this to everyone who wants to prepare american meals without calculating. This is a 4 piece plastic measuring cup set, offered by good cook.

And now? I'm going to have another scone!


  1. Oh die sehen ja auch toll aus, vielen Dank für dein tolles Kommentar und dein Rezept! :)
    liebst Elisabeth-Amalie

    1. Liebe Elisabeth-Amalie,

      danke - und ebenfalls! :)

      Liebe Grüße,