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Clementine Cranberry Scones

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I like to have something ready to bake on Christmas morning. Something easy and delicious like these sweet little scones. I couldn’t decide which photo to post first. I know that scones really aren’t that glamorous and therein lies the beauty of a humble scone: Simplicity.


They’re flaky and rustic. There are supposed to be crumbs all over the baking sheet.

Cranberry smudges are also not a problem.

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By the way, I didn’t even mention yet that these are vegan. Yep. They are vegan. Flaky and not even a smidgeon of butter. Look at how the texture is?

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I made these twice in two days. I had found a hidden bag of cranberries in the fridge. I made something else with the first portion. Then there were these last cranberries that seemed just destined to go into these darling little scones. Don’t you agree?:)

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Fill your house with sweet smell of scones on Christmas morning. Who has time on Christmas morning to make scones? Make the batter the night before and leave in the fridge until the next morning. Bake the chilled scones and make everyone happy on Christmas day. Then you can bake them again the next day. They are really that good. :)

Merry Christmas to all my friends that celebrate. xo

Clementine Cranberry Scones
slightly adapted from VegNews

Ingredients
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoon orange zest (I used clementine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegan margarine, chilled (I used Earth Balance)
1 cup chopped cranberries (I used fresh)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons almond milk, divided (or whatever milk you prefer)
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a Silpat mat), and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, orange zest, and salt, and mix well. Cut margarine into flour mix with a pastry cutter or fork.

When mixture has a coarse consistency, add in cranberries and mix together.
In a small bowl, combine vanilla with 5 tablespoons almond milk before adding both to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly, slowly adding the rest of the milk a few tablespoons at a time, until mixture forms a dough and no dry ingredients remain.

Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and form into a rough circle. Cut it into 6 equal triangles with a sharp knife, and space evenly across sheet. Brush the scones with a tablespoon of the almond milk and sprinkle lightly with turbinado sugar.

Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden brown.(I ended up baking mine for about 20-24 minutes) Let scones cool completely on a wire rack.

29 comments

  1. Wouldn't those make a great and satisfying X'mas day breakfast?! Delicious!

    May I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy and blessed Christmas!
    Angie

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  2. I was trying to tweet this, but it said "The tweet contained no URL.RT @cakeduchess Cake Duchess: Clementine Cranberry Scones"

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  3. I saw this recipe pop up in my google reader this morning... and whipped up a batch with the cranberries and clementines we had in our kitchen! THANKS for the recipe! xoxo

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  4. Oh, scones are my weakness, seriously. And yours look so tender and delicious!

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  5. I LOVE LOVE scones and was thinking of making some for tomorrow morning! These look amazing Lora. And vegan, hooray!
    Happy Holidays!!

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  6. Merry Christmas Lora. These scones look like the perfect holiday morning treats!! Have a nice relaxed time with friends and family!!

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  7. Scones are my favorite breakfast food to make! Merry Christmas, Lora!

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  8. These are so beautiful and festive! I love that they are vegan as well, which is what I prefer in scones ;). So perfect for Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. I would love those scones for breakfast tomorrow morning! Now all I have to do is make them..lol, they do look delicious!
    Thanks for coming up with the NY eve party, what a great idea, count me in!

    Buon Natale!

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  10. Lora,
    I love all of your vegan recipes lately. I made the vegan chocolate cake with the powdered sugar stencil for Christmas Eve. I'll be making these scones soon, too.

    I sent you an email about the Leap into 2012!

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  11. This is such a wonderful flavor combination! One of my favs, especially of this season. :) Merry Christmas Lora

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  12. Delicious!! Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!

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  13. this looks and sounds...so good!

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  14. They look so tender and lovely. I'm not usually a fan of scones (too dry for me) but those plump, juicy cranberries look too good to pass up - and I love, love clementines. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hope you have an amazing day!

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  15. I love the flavors of these scones and they look perfect! Fabulous holiday morning treat! Hope you and your wonderful little family are having a jolly, merry and very Happy Holiday Season! xo

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  16. Your scones are perfection! So beautiful and (I know) delicious!!! Wonderful way to start the holidays! xo

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  17. this is perfect timing...I will thumbing through my notebooks for something cranberry-y because I have that random bag of cranberries. These sound...and look delicious!

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  18. These scones look fabulous! I'm a HUGE fan of cranberry and orange, so these recipe is definitely a keeper. I'll be trying it soon! Thanks for hosting this virtual pot luck! I'll be linking up a recipe or two later on.

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  19. You know how much I adore scones! These look wonderful!

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  20. These look so good!!!! WIll bookmark this for near future baking :)

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  21. These scones look absolutely scrumptious! I'm going to make them this week :-)

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  22. These scones are absolutely terrific! Thanks SO much...who knew they would be vegan?!

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  23. I love that you can make the batter the night before, then I can make these for work! Love the recipe and love that there vegan, now my friend can have them to!

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  24. How's Christmas Lora? Heard from Elisabeth, you all had a fantastic meal.. well I would think so, since both of you could whip up a storm. LOL..I must go get some clementines. I love this combo.. just light and tangy with all the fruity goodness. My! I sound like an advert.. hehe.. oh well, I MUST MAKE THESE....thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!! hugggsss

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  25. Lora,

    I LOVE scones and I'm SO thrilled to find an eggless scone recipe finally!

    Clementine and cranberry seem like a dreamy combo. Will definitely give your recipe a try sometime..

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