Food, Miscellany

Spiked Eggnog and Cranberry Scone

IMG_2432Another addition to the sconer of the month club, an eggnog scone to keep with the Christmas Season.   I like the idea of eggnog, Christmas, ugly sweaters, decorations and seeing family you rarely get to see, it’s just that I’m not a big fan of drinking dairy.  My family is not eggnog drinkers as well, we just go straight for the booze.  Maybe if I got a big hunk of chocolate cake or cookies I’ll chase it with milk, usually it’s coffee, but I could do milk.  Why do I feel the need to explain myself? 

I wasn’t sure the eggnog would come through so I was really excited when I was passing out the scones and a guy asked me if that was eggnog he was tasting.  Yes… Victory!!  I knew I had a winner.  The beauty of this scone is everything happens to be in perfect harmony.  Nothing over powers the other.  That’s a good dish or recipe when this happens.

The recipe…..

726g            all purpose flour
112g            sugar
1tsp             salt
26g              baking powder
20g              baking soda
260g            brown butter (at room temperature)
1Tbsp          vanilla extract
255g            eggnog
175g            dried cranberries
60g              bourbon

-sift all your dry ingredients into a bowl
-add the brown butter and working with your fingers until the mixture is like a crumble
-add your eggnog, vanilla, bourbon (I used Wild Turkey) and cranberries
-work just until dough comes together
-divide dough in half and you should get 2 – 6″ rounds and you can cut out 8 scones out of each dough
-you can refer back to last months scone of the month if need be

Bake approximately 12-15 minutes at 350, they’ll be a nice golden brown color

The glaze….

318g           powdered sugar
90g             eggnog

-whisk together and coat your scones

I really enjoy these just by themselves with a strong cup of coffee, without any jams or cream.  They have a great flavor and there is a lot going on without any one flavor stealing the others.  I hope you take the time to make them.  They are totally worth it.  Not like those stupid pumpkin scones last month.. Gosh!!

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