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Orange Biscuits

I am always happy when I find* a recipe that makes entertaining a little bit easier.  These orange biscuits fit the bill, they can even be prepared the night before and then cooked when you need them.  A morning coffee date doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than this.

Ingredients:

Glaze:

1/4 cup Butter

1/2 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice (about 2 oranges)

1/2 cup Sugar

2 teaspoons Orange Zest

Biscuits:

1/4 cup cold Butter, cut into small pieces

2 cups Flour

2 teaspoons baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

3/4 cup Milk

1 1/2 tablespoons melted Butter

Cinnamon Sugar:

1/4 cup Sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scone

I am on a cranberry kick, ’tis the season after all.  I like this recipe because it is simple and straight forward, but it is also easy to alter to make whatever type of scone you want (more on that below).  That’s the nice thing about having a bit of confidence in the kitchen is the carefree abandon of trying your own recipe.  That is, after all, how recipes get made.  You either research the basics and combine multiple recipes together, have a vague idea of what you’re doing and keep at it until it works, or you find a good basic recipe and tweak it just a little.  And don’t believe the hype, even professional chefs have spectacular culinary disasters now and again, but that’s why you don’t just decide to make something up the day you’re going to serve it (unless you’re really confident it’s going to work).

This recipe is from Bon Appétit, with a couple minor changes.

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose Flour

1/3 cup Sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 tablespoon grated Orange Zest (about 1 medium sized orange)

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted Butter, cut into pea-sized pieces

3/4 cup dried Cranberries

1 cup chilled Buttermilk

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