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Cranberry Scones

by Emma on November 4, 2011

in Bread,Breakfast

I will warn you-these little babies are quite tart. I adore a good scone with coffee, and I would definitely put these into that category. BUT when I make them again I will probably add a generous drizzle of a sweet and creamy glaze to the top before serving, as I think a little sweet to balance out the sour would really put these over the top.

This scone recipe is quite customizable, as you could use any type of berry (blueberries-yes!) in place of the fresh cranberries and produce a delicious scone.

So there’s that. Just handing out ideas over here. That’s all.


Cranberry Scones, makes 8.

Needed: 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon sugar, a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup cold butter, 1 white (use the yolk for an egg wash, optional), 1/2 cup milk or cream, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 6 ounces fresh cranberries.

In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and use your (clean) hands to mix it in with the flour until you have a pretty fin, grainy mess. :) You could also do this in a food processor. Now add the milk, egg white and zest and stir until a thick dough forms, mix in the cranberries. Press the dough into a thick disk, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Press the dough out into a 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch thick disk and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut into eight wedges. Here I brushed my scones with an egg yolk wash and sprinkled them with coarse sanding sugar, just o make them extra pretty. Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes.

By the way, I think my oven runs a little bit colder than most. So remember that baking times might need to adjust depending on your oven.

Don’t burn anything on my behalf, please. :)

xo. Emma


ねこちゃん November 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

they look delicious!!! I’m absolutely going to try this.. just bought cranberries without knowing what to do with them ;) now I know!

The life after November 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

It is such a pity I don’t like all red fruits.

The Life After

jacci November 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

i’m so making this for breakfast tomorrow. i love the tartness of cranberries :)

Kate November 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I walked by some cranberries at the store today and had an odd craving.. this will fill that craving perfectly. I think it has to do with no-thanksgiving in Germany! I think I’ll use cranberries all month to make up for it!


irene November 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

looks yummy..:)

Irene Wibowo

hannah alehandra November 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

These look delicious! Send one my way. Kiss from England.xo

Emma November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Add white chocolate chips! Blueberry and white chocolate scones are my favorite, they are great cold but perfect when heated because then all the white chocolate melts… yummy x10. Fact.

Can’t wait to try this recipe though, I’ve never thought of using cranberries but its a get idea!

Love your blog!
Emma x

Missy November 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Those are some beautiful scones!

Jay November 5, 2011 at 1:11 am

Today is the day when I found your blog through Bohemian season and I already love it. I am so going to bake the pumpkin bread. Thanks for the recipe. Keep the deliciousness coming ;)

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grace November 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

LOVE LOVE – showed my mom and she yelled a very excited YUM!


linda November 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

yummy. that looks good. thanks for sharing :)

Earendil November 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

yummy, I love cranberries moreover. thanks for the recipe :)

Amanda November 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm



Magda November 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm

It looks delicious.

Come and check also my receipes, maybe something will inspire you :>
Now I have recipe for Starbuck’s Pear Muffins!

adelbert enriquez November 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

Wow cranberry scones, this is the first time I see this food and I am already craving! Thanks for sharing this!

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Chelseabird November 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I LOVE a good scone! These look delicious!

Kate November 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I tried these scones over the weekend and they’re absolutely PERFECT! Not too dry, not too sweet, and the glaze suggestion was the perfect pairing.
I mentioned them on my blog and linked back to you! Thanks Emma!


Monica November 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Now I know what to do with the rest of the cranberries I bought for the pie recipe!! Genius.

Constance_Elora February 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I’m off to a girl’s weekend in 2 days and think these would be perfect!
Could I freeze the dough and bake the morning-of?