A Room and A Recipe: Fresh Traditional + Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

Fresh traditional living room + cranberry white chocolate scones

THE ROOM

This fresh and light (yet cozy) room featuring the new Broyhill Whitfield sofa has a ton of personality and is packed full of design ideas and inspiration.

Takeaway Tips:

  1. A bold graphic rug works great in a neutral room to provide a punch and ground the space.
  2. Neutrals are a perfect backdrop for adding pops of your newest color crush.
  3. Mixing size and type of patterns helps to keep things interesting.
  4. Repeating a design element  – in this case, black and white – keeps the eye moving and creates a cohesive feel.
  5. wood accent wall lends warmth, character and texture to the room.
  6. Do something unexpected, like they did with the rope lanterns, to make a design statement.
  7. Hanging window treatments at ceiling height makes windows seem taller and more impressive.

So much to like about this living room. Natural shiplap wall, black windows with white trim, neutral furnishings with a pop of red, black accents

And the sofa and chair?  We like those too.  Classic, tailored and neutral, but definitely not boring.  Currently shown in our Lakeville and Plymouth stores, and soon to be on our website. (Special order fabric options are also available).

THE RECIPE

CRANBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

Today’s recipe comes from Nicole B., an Assistant Buyer for Schneiderman’s:

“My family and I love this scone recipe! It’s such a special treat when it’s freshly warm from the oven and paired with coffee or tea. Not only is it great with cranberries and white chocolate chips, but it makes a great base to be creative with what ingredients you add.  We’ve tried a version with fresh blackberries and white chocolate chips that was amazing!”

Ingredients for the cranberry white chocolate scones

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups flour
¼ cup sugar
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
5 TBSP chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
6 TBSP half and half
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup dried cranberries (we use craisins)

Blend with a pastry blender - make sure butter is chilled

Preparation:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with vegetable oil or use parchment paper.
  2. Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and *butter using a pastry blender. Mixture will look like crumbs.
  3. Add cream, beaten egg, cranberries and white chocolate chips. Stir until dough begins to hold together.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly for 2 minutes. **Pat into a ½” high round circle of dough. (May make 2 rounds and cut each into 8 wedges making 16 pie-shaped wedges.
  5. Cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges.
  6. Transfer wedges to baking sheet. Keep each circle together during baking.
  7. Bake 14 minutes until golden brown.

The combination of cranberry and white chocolate in these scones is SO yummy!

*TIP:  Always use cold butter.  It will melt as the scones are baking, giving them the fluffy and delicious texture scones are famous for.

**I wanted mini scones, so I scooped medium size mounds onto the baking sheet.  Bake time was the same (14 minutes).  Watch them closely, though, so that you don’t overbake.

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed, or a fun sweet treat to give as a gift!

A Room & A Recipe - Fresh traditional living room + cranberry white chocolate scones

Enjoy!

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