I am on full fledged baking mode. I bought the Costco sized bag of flour, stocked up on spices and chocolate chips, and am counting down the days to when all the littles come over for the cookie decorating party. But I am also trying to pace myself because I don't need to have cookies, cake, and candies all over the house quite yet. The season is young and the time for stuffing your face with all the candies and cookies awaits. Until then, (next week sounds about right) sensible baking like bread and scones (yes, scones are sensible)
The other morning I woke up and was very determined that I must make scones. I don't really know why scones, maybe it was the news of Prince Harrys engagement (the dream of being princess is now dead) but it was a fierce determination.. And they had to be cranberry because well, I have a tone of cranberries in the fridge. And I know I could have made them just cranberriy, but why not add a little chocolate. Still sensible in my book. So scones I did make. And after he shared one with Barb, the mr has been eating them for breakfast which is just another reason why they are sensible...they are breakfast food.
The stuff. Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt (all in the bowl). Sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon, soy milk and vinegar. And of course fresh cranberries and chocolate chips.
The sugar and cinnamon go into the bowl with the rest of the dry...whisk it all together. Oh, and preheat the oven.
Mix a tablespoon of vinegar into the milk so it starts to sour.
Coconut oil gets cut in to the mixture.. You want a course crumb, kind of like pea sized chunks of oil mix around in there.
And now rough chop the cranberries which is a little difficutl because they all want to roll away, but you can do it.
I rough chopped the chocolate chips as well because why not.
Mix the cranberries and chocolate into the mixture until evenly incorporated.
Then dump the milk in.
Gently mix until the dough just comes together. Dump our onto a well floured surface.
Pat the dough into a circle and flatten out until it's about an inch and a half thick. Cut the circle into 8-10 equal pieces.
Place the scones on a baking sheet and brush with a little milk. Pop them into the preheated oven
Pop them out when they are all nice and golden brown.
Place them on a cooling rack.
And watch them disappear or like a sensible person, eat one everyday for breakfast.
Have a great weekend.
Fresh Cranberry Chocolate Chip Scones
makes 8-10 scones
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 hefty cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup plant milk plus about a tablespoon more for brushing on top
- 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sugar. Add the vinegar to the milk and set aside. With a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut the coconut oil into the dry mixture until it becomes a course crumb.
Rough chop the cranberries and the chocolate chips (optional on the chocolate chips) and toss both into the bowl. Give it a quick mix to coat it all then dump in the milk. Mix until the dough comes together (DON"T OVER MIX) then dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten out into a disk that is about and inch and a half thick. Cut into 8-10 equal sized wedged and place not a baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little milk and pop into the preheated oven.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are all nice and golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Then eat them .