Masstown Market Cranberry Orange Scones

Recipe provided by: Taste of Nova Scotia

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups (690ml) all-purpose flour
4 tsp (20ml) baking powder
1/4 cup (60ml) granulated sugar (plus extra for topping)
1/4 cup (60ml) instant skim milk powder
1/4 tsp (1ml) salt
1/2 cup (125ml) shortening
1 cup (250ml) cold water
1 tsp (5ml) finely granulated orange zest
3/4 cup (190ml) Nova Scotia cranberries*

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, skim milk powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender.
  4. Add the water, orange zest and cranberries. Gently stir with a fork to mix wet and dry ingredients.
  5. On a sheet of wax paper, or lightly floured surface, carefully knead the dough several times until ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  6. Form dough into a ball, and place on the prepared pan. Flatten the ball into an 8-inch circle, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) think.
  7. Use a knife to score across each round, making 4 cross cuts, to form 8 scones. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.