Today is Olivia's Birthday, she's one year old, imagine that! It seems only yesterday I was holding the tiniest little girl in my arms and now, she's just about to start walking around! All you mothers out there will know what I mean when I say that they really do grow up too fast!
Since Olivia and I share the same birthday, I also get to be a year older today, 35 years old to be exact. It feels weird saying that, I don't feel 35, but then again, what should 35 feel like? I guess it's different for everyone. Since I don't want to dwell on the fact that I'm getting older, ahem, today is going to be all about Olivia!
I'll be posting our birthday desserts a little later this week, I can't tell you everything today, where would be the fun in that! So I leave you with our birthday breakfast, a sweet treat in the form of Cranberry Orange Scones with an Orange Glaze. I'm sending this over to Helen, otherwise known as the lovely Tartelette, for Sugar High Friday #43-Citrus. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Cranberry Orange Scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
finely grated zest of one orange
1/2 cup milk
In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cranberries and orange zest. Add milk, one egg and one egg yolk (reserve the white). Mix until blended. Drop dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead delicately about 20 times. With floured hands pat dough into a 1/2 inch thick circle. Transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and with a sharp knife, score dough into 12 slices (as with a pie). Brush top with reserved egg white and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake in preheated 425°F oven for about 20 minutes. Serve warm, topped with glaze.
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 to 3 tsp orange juice
Sift confectioner's sugar into a bowl. Add orange juice and mix until thoroughly blended. Add more orange juice to adjust the consistency. Spread onto scones.