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Cranberry Orange Scones

A fall scone recipe courtesy of Beanblossom's Tea & Tarot!

Cranberry Orange Scones Ingredients: 3 ¾ C bread flour* ¼ C sugar 3 T baking powder 2 T grated orange rind 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 8 T cold unsalted butter 1 C dried cranberries 1 ¼ C milk  Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, grated orange rind and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Cut butter into cubes and mix into the flour mixture with your fingers, crushing the butter, until the mix is coarse and sandy. Add milk and stir until almost combined. Add dried cranberries and mix in. You may need to add extra milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the mix is incorporated. Knead dough in the bowl. Roll out to 1” thick. Cut circles 2 ½ inches in diameter, or cut into triangular wedges 2 ½ inches at the base.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until light golden brown. Circles take approximately 15 minutes. Triangles will usually take 20-25 minutes.  * You can use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour, and it will give the scones a denser, more cookie-like texture. Bread flour will “lighten” up the scones, so they’re a bit more like biscuits (but not—they’re still scones).
Cranberry orange scones!

The newest Tea and Tarot cozy mystery, Oolong, Farewell, launches September 21st!

When all the neighbors want you dead…

Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong.

She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity.

Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky.

But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started…

Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.

Oolong Farewell cover - topiary penguin and dead body

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