These cranberry and orange scones are super easy and very quick to make. Perfect for tea or breakfast ‘pudding’. I know this might not be a thing in your life but it really should be. A little sweet treat at the end of a lazy weekend breakfast.
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Tips on how to make perfect scones:
- Don’t overwork the dough. Handle it as little as possible and gently flatten it out before cutting your shapes.
- Make scones by hand and work on a cool surface such as marble if possible.
- Allow the scones to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes while the oven is preheating.
- Use cold or frozen butter. With this recipe, the butter is grated in, and using fridge cold or semi-frozen butter makes it easier.
- Flour your knife, cookie, or a pastry cutter before cutting and slicing into the scones. This makes the pastry drag less as you cut down which helps it rise in the oven.
- If you are going to egg wash the top to get a more golden colour don’t egg wash the sides of the scone.
- If you want really high scones don’t flatten the dough too much before cutting. Keep it quite thick to start with.
*notes~ if you use salted butter, reduce the addition of salt to ¼ tsp
The cranberries give the scones a lovely sweet edge and the orange zest a fruity note so no jam is necessary here. You just need to add a good spread of butter and you are winning. The Lurpak salted butter is best for this.
Recipe – makes 8 large sconesPrint
Quick and easy cranberry & orange scones
Light and fluffy cranberry and orange scones
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8 large
- Category: Tea treats
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: English
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar + and extra Tbsp for sprinkling
1 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
8 Tbls Lurpak butter, 1 stick or 113gm (cold or frozen)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup milk
1 large free-range egg
Preheat your oven to 400F / 200C.
By hand, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Grate the butter into the flour mixture on the large holes of a grater. Using your fingers work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse crumb. Stir in dried cranberries and the zest.
In another bowl, whisk the milk and egg until smooth.
Using a fork, stir egg/milk mixture into flour mixture until a dough forms.
Empty the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead briefly so that it comes together. Pat down to form a large flattened disk. Using a sharp-floured knife or pastry cutter cut the dough into 8 triangles. Place these on a lined baking tray allowing space in between each. Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon of sugar over the top surface of the scones.
Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.
Serve this warm out of the oven with lashings of Lurpak salted butter
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