Get Your Thanksgiving Fix Early With Panera Bread’s New Fall Menu

panera-turkey-cranberry-flatbread-sandwichIn keeping with seasonal tradition, Panera Bread has launched their new Fall menu. The chain’s new Turkey Cranberry Flatbread Sandwich brings customers an early taste of Thanksgiving. Filled with roasted turkey breast, cranberry mostarda, garlic herb cheese, and spinach, this flatbread is very similar to a previous fall menu panini that Panera offered a few years back.

A new addition to the pasta lineup includes Butternut Squash Ravioli, which features sage and egg striped noodles stuffed with butternut squash, butter, brown sugar and amaretti cookies topped with a leek and garlic cream sauce, topped with fresh baby arugula and onion shoestrings. How cookies belong in a ravioli is a little weird but whatever, as long as it’s related to pumpkin or Thanksgiving it still fall appropriate.

Customers with a sweet tooth can find a new pastry waiting for them at the front display. The Caramel Apple Scone is described as a cream based scone with caramel chips, dried cinnamon apples, and then topped with cinnamon apples and caramel icing.

Brand Eating reports that “Jack-O-Lantern cookies, Pumpkin Muffies, Cranberry Orange Muffins, apple chips as a topping for their Steel-Cut Oatmeal, Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Cherry Vanilla Bagels, Pumpkin Cookies, and Pumpkin Muffins” will also be making their autumn comeback.

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How to Make Cranberry-Orange Scones with a Maple Glaze

Fall is upon us, and if you’re looking to get a spicy Nutmeg smell lingering throughout your house, boy have I got a little recipe for you! Today, we’re making Cranberry-Orange Scones, a bit of a jump from the traditional Foodbeast-type product that’s layered with bacon, drowning in cheese and swimming in its own fat — but on an equally delicious platform of its own.

With a touch of slivered almonds, sweet cranberry bits, and a maple glaze on top, this isn’t your normal scone! They are light and delicate, guaranteed to fall apart in your mouth with every bite. Pair with coffee or tea in the morning with breakfast, and you’ll be set.

Here’s the crack list:

Cranberry-Orange Scones
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 stick Earth Balance (butter, cold)
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup organic dried cranberries
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • + 1/3 tablespoon milk
  • handful of slivered almonds
Egg Wash: 1 egg + 1-2 tablespoons milk (beat together)
Glaze: 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar + 4 tablespoons orange juice
Directions: Preheat oven to 400f. In a large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest. Mix in the cold butter, until you reach a cornmeal-like consistency. In a small bowl, combine milk and eggs; whisk. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring slowly until just blended. Fold the cranberries and slivered almonds into the mixture. Place dough onto a flour-dusted cutting board and knead until it forms into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it reaches about 3/4 to 1 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter or mason jars to cut out desired sizes. Brush the dough with the egg wash, and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Scones should be a golden brown and look a bit flaky when finished.  Allow scones to cool before drizzling with glaze.

Maple Bacon Brown Sugar Scone

Scones bring me back to better times, full of melancholy days where my stomach didn’t react so poorly after engulfing a dozen or so of these! What our teeth are hoping to sink into right now are these Maple Bacon Brown Sugar Scones! These baked goods are filled with cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, butter, strips of bacon and drizzled with a thick maple glaze. Maybe we can take a page from our neighbors across the Atlantic and enjoy these scones with a spot of tea? (Thx HowSweetItIs)


Robot Orders a Scone at Coffee Shop in Mountain View, CA

A robot was caught on camera a little over a week ago rolling into Red Rock Coffee Shop in Mountain View, CA. The robot, a product of Anybots (not ironically enough, a Mountain View based company), rolled in, ordered a scone, told the barista she could keep the change, and left as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. The best part of the video comes at the expense of a diegetic, yet off-camera muttering of “This must be a Google thing“. If you’re looking for a robot to do your scone-shopping for you, $15,000 should do it.

Cravings Sweets

Craving: Oreo Scone

Check out this spotting of a scone…baked with Oreos! I gotta get me a taste, that’s for sure! (PicThx TIWYF)