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Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones ( Makes 12 round scones)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious homemade Orange Cranberry scones. Perfect for your tea break

Course: Breakfast, cranberry, Dessert, orange, scones, teabreak
Cuisine: desserts, tea
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, desserts, scones, teatime
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients for scones:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour+ plus more for hands and work surface or 250g
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold or frozen or 115g
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or 120ml
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Castor Sugar or 100g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g dried cranberries
Ingredients for Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar or 120g
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh orange juice
Steps for making scones:
  1. Preheat oven to 190deg cel. Adjust baking rack to the middle-low position. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper and set aside
  2. In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, salt, and zest together for 3 sec to mix them.
  3. Add in the cold butter and pulse until mixture is crumbly and still coarse. Do not over pulse as the butter would melt. Just a few pulse would do. Pour flour mixture into a mixing bowl.

  4. In another bowl, whisk the cream, egg, sugar, and vanilla together.
  5. Making a well in the middle of the flour mixture, drizzle the egg mixture over and toss the mixture together with a rubber spatula until everything appears moistened.
  6. Slowly and gently fold in the cranberries. Try your best to not overwork the dough at any point. Dough will be a little wet.
  7. Work the dough into a ball with floured hands as best as you can and transfer to a floured surface. Press down slightly to get a flat surface and using a 2-2.5” round cutter, press cutter firmly down onto the dough. Do not twist and turn as you press down as this might affect the height of the scones.

  8. Place scones at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15mins until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes as you make the glaze.
Steps for making the glaze:
  1. Whisk the confectioners' sugar and orange juice together. Add a little more confectioners' sugar to thicken or more juice to thin. Drizzle over scones.
Recipe Notes

Scones taste best the day it is made or even best if they come straight out from the oven. You can leave them at RT for a few days or freeze them and microwave them for a few secs before consuming