This is probably one of the best scone recipes I’ve made. The texture is nice and the taste is excellent. They have just a hint of eggnog, so even those who aren’t big fans of the drink will like them.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
Stir the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl until blended. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Mix in the craisins. Use a fork to stir in the eggnog and make a sticky dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface; dip hands in flour and knead the dough about 10 times. Pat the dough out into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Dip a 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter into some flour, and cut out 8 to 10 rounds. Place rounds about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Use up remaining dough by patting it into a smaller disk and cutting again.
Bake in preheated oven until risen and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Per Serving: 312 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 32.8mg; sodium 395.3mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always rise as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can work it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.