These whole grain delicate fluffy scones are made using our Texas Pure Milling 7-Grain Baking Mix with the addition of fresh cranberries and toasted pistachios. They are made even more elegant by the addition of ground cardamom which gives them a Scandinavian undertone and makes them a holiday classic. This recipe makes 8 large scones or 18 small scones, depending on where you're planning to serve them. We drizzle them with a lemon frosting and a touch more pistachio on top. They are a moist and delicious breakfast pastry that your family will love. Serve them warm any day of the week.
7-Grain Cranberry Pistachio Christmas Tree Scones
4 cups Texas Pure Milling 7-grain Baking Mix
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cups sugar
½ tsp ground cardamom
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
¾ cup Pistachios, chopped
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 T lemon zest
¼ Cup chopped pistachio
¼ Cup chopped dried cranberries
Directions: In a medium bowl combine baking mix, baking powder, sugar and cardamom. In a separate bowl whisk together the cream, eggs, and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients along with the cranberries and pistachios. Knead until dough is rough, 3-4 minutes. Mound onto a well-floured counter-top. Roll out in circle 1-inch-thick and cut into 8 large wedges. Bake 400° 17-20 minutes.
In a medium bowl combine the frosting ingredients until smooth. When scones are cooled, drizzle frosting over the scones in a decorative way and garnish with a sprinkle of pistachio and dried cranberries.
BAKING NOTE: 7 Grain and Seed Baking mix does not raise as high as baking mixes made with traditional flour because of the properties of whole grain. If you'd like your baked goods to be fluffier, you may add 1/2 tsp baking powder per cup of mix.