I’m in full-speed ahead Christmas mood at the moment. I’m about halfway done with my Christmas shopping, and I have the urge to watch “Elf” nearly every day. (My Christmas favourite.)
Today I wanted to bring you a recipe for a Christmas morning favourite. Everyone will wake up hungry but excited on the morning. I prefer not to eat anything too heavy to save myself for a massive feast later on in the afternoon. You can make these cranberry scones a few days ahead of time, pop them in the oven to warm up for a few minutes on Christmas morning and serve them with clotted cream and jam (to everyone’s delight).
If you’re going to go the whole hog, and it’s Christmas, so why not? I’d always recommend whipping up a vat of Baileys hot chocolate to go alongside everyone’s scones.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 170g of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of greek yogurt
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- cinnamon for topping.
- Preheat your oven to 400 F / 200 C.
- Combine the dry ingredients into a bowl. Cut in the butter, rubbing it into the flour with your fingertips. Stir in the milk and yogurt until the dough just comes together. And lastly, fold in your cranberries.
- Lightly flour your work surface and turn out the dough. Roll it out to about 1/2 an inch thick and then stamp out your scones. Put them on an ungreased baking tray and very lightly sprinkle the tops with cinnamon.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Eagerly awaiting Father Christmas….
What do you eat on Christmas morning?
***This post was in collaboration with a brand, but all opinions are solely my own.***