Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Another choice....

December 3 already!  I suspect this month is going to pass as quickly as all the others seem to have passed! 

Last week, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Scones.  I want to mention that they were well-received on Thanksgiving morning!:-)  They did have to share the bread basket with these, though.

I patted out the dough!

The dough was cut into eight wedges.  Wait a minute!  The Husband must have sneaked one off the rack!

This recipe comes from a newsletter I received several years ago while I was still teaching.  Credit is given to Renee Rochfort of Brentwood, TN.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1Tablespoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup butter, cut up
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup dried cranberries
1 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
- Combine first six ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.  Add buttermilk and dried cranberries, stirring just until moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead five or six times.  Pat into an 8-inch circle.  Cut into eight wedges, and place one inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Brush with milk, and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon sugar.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until scones are golden brown.

These will be repeated!  Boy Munchkin really enjoyed them!:-)

One of the finest programs I have watched on TV in awhile was on our local PBS station last night.  Celtic Woman presented an outstanding Christmas performance!  I hope some of you were able to enjoy it as well. 

There has been some encouraging news about NanaDiana's grandson, thanks to some information passed along by another blogger.  Some of you follow NanaDiana's blog.  For those of you who do not, I will keep you posted on developments.

Remember!  The drawing for the giveaway of the Susan Branch mini-wall calendar is Thursday, December 5, 2013.  Leave a comment, and you will be entered!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Nellie, Please drop my name into the hat for that sweet calender. I do love to hear the Celtic women sing. What music. The orange/cranberry scones sound pretty good too. :):) xoxo,Susie

  2. I love that recipe, I will be adding it to my collection of recipes, orange and cranberry is a big favorite here.
    Have a lovely day.

  3. These really do sound yummy! I just might try my hand at them soon, so I appreciate the recipe. It's great to hear the encouraging news about NanaDiana's grandson, too, and I hope there will be more of that coming up soon! Have a terrific Tuesday, Sister!

  4. I have a sneaky feeling my hubby would have made off with one, too! No problem with that, since I don't do much baking. If I was much good at it, we'd both be a lot fatter! LOL!

    Glad to hear there is encouraging news about NanaDiana's grandson.

  5. The recipe sounds delicious!! Thank you Nellie.

  6. The recipe sounds delicious!! Thank you Nellie.

  7. Hi Nellie , we are lovers of orange and cranberries . My girls will love baking them , (9 and 11) my boys are the teasters (12 and 5) thanks so much for sharing :)

  8. Those really look good. Will give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These look so good, but I am a fan of anything cranberry.

    Thanks so much for the beautiful card. How thoughtful and lovely of you!

  10. They look nice for a cold day.
    I enjoy the singing of Celtic Woman. I havn't seen a Christmas presentation.
    Very interesting to see the old buildings in your last post.
    Hope your week is going well.

  11. Oh they look good. I make more Welsh cookies today.

  12. Sounds yummy. I may have to try that one - maybe for Christmas morning.

  13. I love scones and it's a great recipe for any time of year but especially during the Christmas Holidays. It's quick, easy and tasty. You are lucky there were still 7 left.

  14. Gee Nellie - I just made some cranberry orange muffins! We must be geniuses or something. :D

  15. Oh my, were these ever delicious! I sure did enjoy them. :)

  16. Hi Nellie, your scones look wonderful, I like cranberry orange anything! I had a mishap on Thanksgiving morning, fell in the kitchen carrying my poor little birdie in its cage and pretty sure I broke several toes, bruised from toes to my knee. Been hobbling around. xo

  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe....we love scones and am always looking for a good recipe!