Twelfth Night Scones

A homemade breakfast treat with no bother—these special scones can be mixed, shaped and ready to bake in 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Scones

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup white vanilla chips
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/3
cup buttermilk*

Topping

1
to 2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening. In large bowl, stir together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 2 Stir in cranberries, vanilla chips and 1 teaspoon orange peel. Add yogurt and 1/3 cup buttermilk; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 3 Shape dough into ball; place on cookie sheet. With floured fingers, press or roll dough into 8-inch round. Cut into 8 wedges; do not separate.
  • 4 Brush dough with 1 to 2 tablespoons buttermilk. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon orange peel. Sprinkle over dough.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving tray. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

*To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1/3 cup.

Prepare scones up to the point of adding the liquids the night before you bake them; cover and refrigerate. The next morning, stir in the yogurt and buttermilk, shape and bake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
325
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
14%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.