Cranberry & Orange Diva Tequila Scones
I’ve found Diva Tequila to be particularly versatile in drinking, pairing, and cooking. I’ve wanted to create a tequila scone recipe for some time now and am happy to announce that I’ve finally got a keeper! These scones may be a little darker than yours might turn out as I use a 50/50 mix of white and whole wheat flour. Happily, I discovered that the whole wheat didn’t bring this recipe down a bit! The Diva Tequila scones were light, fluffy and delicious!
Give the recipe a try and see for yourself!
3 Cups Flour
2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Splenda
½ Cup Butter
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil (we used Coconut)
1 Cup Craisins
¼ Cup Diva Tequila
1.5 Cups Milk (Half & Half or light cream for a really rich scone)
Zest of 1 Orange
1 Cup Flour for kneading
1 Beaten Egg to glaze
Soak Craisins in ¼ Cup Diva Tequila Overnight, mixing often to be sure they’re all covered.
Add Craisins and Orange Zest, then mix until all are covered with flour mixture.
Add Vegetable Oil and Milk. Stir until mixed but don’t over mix.
Sprinkle countertop with flour and roll dough (it should be very sticky) onto the floured surface.
Fold over/knead for about a minute and pat down (no need to roll it) to about one ince of thickness.
Cut with a biscuit/cookie cutter and place on greased baking sheet.
Brush tops with egg wash before baking.
Bake at 400 for 25 Minutes
If you haven’t seen the Diva Margarita Cupcakes yet, check them out here!
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