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Quick and easy cranberry & orange scones

Quick and easy cranberry & orange scones

Mothers day is coming up this Sunday and what better way to spoil the women that brought you into the world than baking her something delicious. These cranberry and orange scones are super easy and very quick to make, so will be perfect for tea or as breakfast pudding. I know this might not be a thing in your life but it really should be. A little sweet treat at the end of a lazy weekend breakfast. I made these using Lurpak butter which makes them extra special. Continue Reading →

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orange, cranberry and pistachio scones

orange, cranberry and pistachio nut scones

This is an absolute winner of a scone recipe and I adapted my very easy raisin scones, adding cranberries, pistachios and orange zest to give it a zing.  I love the combination of orange and cranberry and I used the zest of one orange which produced a very mild flavour.  You could use 2 oranges to make it a bit stronger.

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banana bread with cranberries and walnuts – its the best

In case you didn’t know, I’m on a mission to uncover and discover the best recipes for classic baked foods that I love.  This is obviously completely subjective, and I am the only judge here, but I know what I like from a lifetime of baking, an intense passion for baked goodies, and a love of bakeries. I am also extremely fussy, worked in the baking industry for nine years and ran my own home baking business for two, so got up close and really personal with this side of the culinary spectrum. Continue Reading →

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white chocolate, cranberry and pecan nut cookies

a tin of delicious cookies

I had some dried cranberries lying around and always have white chocolate so thought these would be quite nice. The recipe was with macadamia nuts, but couldn’t find one mac nut in the Waterfront yesterday (dont get me started on this topic…)

I have however got tons of pecan nuts — so substituted.

I find American cookies completely irresistable and totally get the whole raw cookie dough eating thing. I had a good few picks at it while making these.

recipe:

  • 300gm white chocolate (cut up into chunks – big and small)
  • 100gm butter
  • 1 egg
  • 50gm muscovado / brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180gm (or 1 1/4 cup) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85gm caster sugar
  • 50gm dried cranberries
  • 50gm pecan nuts chopped (or macadamia nuts or others could work)

how to make:

  • oven on at 180 degrees c
  • melt 85gms of the choc in a double boiler, then cool a little
  • beat butter, egg, sugars and vanilla with an electric beater until creamy
  • beat in the melted choc
  • stir in the flour, baking powder, cranberries, nuts and remaining chocolate to make a stiff dough
  • using a tablespoon measure , drop small mounds well spaced on a lined baking sheet (silicone baking sheets work really well)
  • you could also reserve some of the nuts, berries and chocolate pieces and place these into the cookies after they are on the tray so they poke out (extra pretty)
  • bake for 12 minutes
  • allow to cool for 1 -2 minutes then put on a cooling rack (this is quite important as they carry over cooking quite a bit after baking and can go a bit too brown if left on the baking pan)
  • You could double up and freeze the already formed cookie discs for later use.

OMG they are so yummy! Slightly chewy which is the way I like them.

Sensational when slightly warm from the oven with the white chocolate still soft and gooey. The dried cranberries add so much value….now I need to give these away as soon as possible otherwise I am going to have to schedule an extra few sessions with my personal trainer.

baked

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