Pride & Prejudice Party
Cranberry Orange Scones
When I hosted my book club to discuss Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, I decided to research a few traditional early 19th century recipes to serve my group.
I have already shared the Cucumber Tea Sandwiches that I made.
Next up - Cranberry Orange Scones.
Scones were very popular in the time and are mentioned in a couple of Austen's novels.
I had never made scones and was hoping they would be easy.
Friends gave us a jar of Harry & David's Orange Cranberry marmalade as a hostess gift, so this recipe from allrecipes.com was the perfect recipe to serve with the marmalade.
I modified the recipe quite a bit. Here's what I did:
Dry ingredients are sifted together, and then butter (not margarine) is cut in until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and knead 8 times.
Divide dough in half and pat each half into an 8-inch circle on a floured surface.
Cut each circle into 8 wedges and cook at 400* for 16 minutes or until lightly browned.
Not bad for my first attempt!
These are so soft and delicious.
And great with the marmalade or by themselves.
I had leftover fresh cranberries, so I decorated a candle for the centerpiece.
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