Nantucket for Thanksgiving
NANTUCKET, MA - Come celebrate Turkey Day in the same state as the Pilgrims (the Grey Lady isn’t so far from Plymouth Rock!). The island is full of charm in the fall; the summer crowds have dispersed, prices have dropped, and the middle moors are awash with vivid crimsons and purples. There’s no better setting for a tryptophan-induced food coma and a belly full of pie!
White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill
While football may be the traditional Thanksgiving game, golfers will be thrilled to know that post-pie they can go play 18 at Nantucket’s top-notch Sankaty Head Golf Club
Nantucket’s own Cisco Brewers
Take part in a Nantucket tradition with the 10th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge
With Nantucket Island Resorts’ Hot Dates, Cool Rates promotion, rates at White Elephant
Thanksgiving Morning Scones (makes 20 scones)
1lb +10oz Pastry flour
1oz baking powder
12oz cubed cold butter
2oz egg yolk
15oz heavy cream
6oz white chocolate chips
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add butter to dry ingredients, mixing on low speed with paddle attachment. In another bowl, combine the eggs, yolks, and cream, then add the egg mixture to the sifted ingredients and butter all at once, mix just to incorporate, then add zest, cranberry, chocolate, and thyme. Pat down dough onto the baking pan about 1" thick.
Allow to rest in refrigerator for about 1.25 hours. Cut the dough into 4"rounds or any desired shape, brush with eggwash (one beaten egg, separate from the recipe above, plus 1 T cold water) and allow to sit for 5 minutes then repeat.
Bake at until golden brown. About 15-18 minutes in a convection oven. Cool to room temp and Enjoy!