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Cranberry Scones

  1. 3⁄4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt 175 mL
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 23⁄4 cups all-purpose flour 675 mL
  4. 4 tsp baking powder 20 mL
  5. 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
  6. 1⁄2 tsp salt 2 mL
  7. 1⁄2 cup margarine 125 mL
  8. 1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries (fresh or frozen) 250 mL
  9. 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 125 mL
  10. Grated zest of 1 orange
  11. 1 tbsp butter, melted 15 mL
  12. 1⁄4 cup confectioners’ (icing) sugar 60 mL
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Beat buttermilk and egg in small bowl and set aside. In large bowl, Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles small peas. Mix in cranberries, sugar and orange zest. Add buttermilk mixture and stir until soft dough forms. Using your hands, form dough into a large ball and place on floured surface. Pat out to 1-inch (2.5 cm) thickness. Cut in 4-inch (20 cm) rounds. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake scones for 15 to 20 minutes. While still warm, brush with butter and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
  2. Makes 8 large scones.
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This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Holiday Classics.

This recipe is available in the book The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume Three.

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  • Donna Redekop says:

    I want to use frozen meat in some of my recipes for my slow cooker. How much time extra does that need? Non of the recipes in the new Slow Cooker recipe book mention using any frozen meat. Thanks

    • Hi Donna, The reason we didn’t mention using frozen meat in the new slow cooker book is because we don’t recommended cooking frozen meat in a slow cooker – there’s a risk of harmful bacteria contaminating the meat before it reaches a safe temperature. A slow cooker cooks at a relatively low temperature even on “high. ” It’s best to thaw your meat in the refrigerator before cooking it in a slow cooker.

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