Another 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.
726g all purpose flour
26g baking powder
20g baking soda
260g brown butter (at room temperature)
1Tbsp vanilla extract
175g dried cranberries
-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
318g powdered sugar
-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!!