Craisin/Pecan Valentine scones……..

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These were our breakfast this morning (with a great cup of coffee, too, of course!). And, just so you may enjoy these, here is the recipe:

                             Craisin/Pecan Scones

Preheat oven to 400F. Use an ungreased cookie sheet.

In a bowl, mix together:

2 c. all purpose flour

1/4 c. sugar

1 tsp. each baking powder & baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 & 1/2 tsp. orange rind (dried or fresh)

1/2 c. shortening (such as Crisco)

1/2 c. each craisins (or raisins) and pecans (or walnuts)

1/2 c. sour milk (made with 1 & 1/2 tsp. white vinegar plus    milk to make measurement.)

Melted butter (to brush scones before baking)

Cinnamon/sugar mix (to sprinkle on scones before baking)

Cut shortening into dry ingredients until it resembles course crumbs. Add craisins and pecans. Add the milk and mix with a fork just until all is moistened then turn out and knead lightly 4 or 5 times until it forms a ball. At this time the dough may be patted/rolled out lightly to 1/2” to 3/4” thickness and cut with biscuit/cookie cutters or, using a large ice-cream scoop, formed into rough balls and placed on cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.

These are, also, excellent substituting dried apricots and slivered toasted almonds!!

Unlike most scone recipes, this doesn’t use cream or butter in the ingredients and, I think, produces a very good result. You may substitute these for the milk/shortening if desiring a richer scone. Enjoy!! Makes 10 approx.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! BLESSINGS…………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to Craisin/Pecan Valentine scones……..

  1. What a special Valentine’s Day treat for you and your sweetie!

  2. fiammisday says:

    So great!!!!!!!!!!! Yummie!!!!!

  3. Pat says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ll try it tomorrow morning when husband has the day off and we get to sleep in until 5 or 6 a.m. (however long the dog can wait!). They sound positively delish!

    • treadlemusic says:

      They are and so much better than “store bought”! Even the ones purchased at the food coop don’t compare (and theirs are 5 star!!)! We like the crispiness and the toasty flavor….probably more akin to what would be termed a ‘biscuit’ by the Brits! I hope you enjoy!!! Hugs……

  4. thanks for sharing the recipe, I will have to pin it! Happy Valentine’s day!

  5. mtetar says:

    Thank you !!! For the DIY its going to be a MUST try after Lent. http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com

  6. ivoryspring says:

    Mmmmm…. yummy. Why do you have to live so far away?! 🙂 I would love to come by for some of the delicious sconces. 🙂

    Glad you stopped by. Even more glad to hear that you are keeping yourself busy, and sharing quilty pleasures with others. Blessings.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Would LOVE to have you stop by, but…….. That’s the “down” side to such friendships…..very real, very special and, for the most part, very distant!-( As to the sharing….it’s easy to share something one is passionate about, hmmmm?? Besides, you know what is said about “idle hands” (I’ve never experienced that….have you??? LOL!). Long distance hugs being sent your way………D

  7. Jeanne says:

    Oh, these sound good! I’ll have to try them SOON! Happy Valentines Day!

    • treadlemusic says:

      They are yummy and really great for guests…..something a bit different. I, also, have the recipe for the scones using cream/butter and served with Devonshire cream—–decadent!!!! I do hope you try this recipe….enjoy And Happy Valentine’s Day back at ya!!!!

  8. Astrid says:

    Why did I have to see THIS before having my breakfast?! LOL They look sooo yummy that they have to be tried! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

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