King Arthur Cranberry Orange Scone Mix: Should you Buy?
So, I’m pretty British in my passion for scones. There is nothing that I love for breakfast more than a toasted scone, slathered with butter. Or lemon curd. Or jam. But, I don’t often want to wake up on the weekend and whip up a batch. To that end, I’ve been giving the side eye to the King Arthur cranberry orange scone mix in the baking aisle for a few years, wondering if it’s any good.
I made the recipe according to the instructions on the box so I could tell you what I really thought of the mix “as-is,” without any doctoring
I cut the round of scone dough into eight small wedges. One tweak I did make was to brush a bit of egg white wash over the top and sprinkle the scones with sanding sugar before sliding them into the oven. I do love a bit of crunchy sugar on top of a scone.
My verdict: pretty darn good for a box mix. The scones were moist and flavorful. Were they similar to what you might find at a bakery? Maybe not but good for a weekend brunch at home. Even the husband liked them and ate half of them, even though he’s not a big scone eater usually.
If you know anything about scones, you know that heavy cream is an essential ingredient. The King Arthur mix lists milk instead of cream. Perhaps that’s to appeal to the home baker who may not keep cream on hand? I’m not sure but if I buy the mix again, and I probably will, I’ll replace the milk with cream.
I will also add fresh orange zest to amp up the citrusy-ness of the scones.
Your turn, have you ever used a King Arthur scone mix? Do you have a scratch scone recipe you like? Let us know in the comments below!