Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dried Cranberry Scones

This scone is delightful when eaten warm. I ate two of these while they are still warm.  The sour cream gives a soft and moist texture with a buttery taste! It is so easy and quick to put together, you'll be enjoying this within an hour!  

Like most scones, this is good when eaten warm, fresh from the oven.  It is not so soft on the next day, but that doesn't stop me from dunking them into my cup of hot coffee!

I'm sharing this with 

Dried Cranberry Scones
(adapted from "Baking With Love" by Reader's Digest)
Serves 18
Ingredients :
375gm (3 cups/13oz) self-raising flour
55gm (1/4 cup/2 oz) caster sugar
310gm (1-1/4 cups/11 oz) sour cream
30gm (1 oz) butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon orange essence (my addition)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
150gm (1 cup/5-1/2 oz) sweetened dried cranberries
60gm (1/2 cup/2 oz) icing sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  1. Use 2 large baking trays and line with baking (parchment) paper. Preheat oven to 200C (400F), gas mark 6. Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in the centre. Combine sour cream, butter, orange essence and egg in a small bowl and pour into well. Stir with a fork until moistened; stir in cranberries. With floured hands, gently knead dough in the bowl just until combined.
  2. Turn dough onto lightly floured work surface and shape into a 23cm (9-in) square, about 2.5cm (1 in) thick. Cut into 9 pieces 7.5cm (3 in) squares. Cut each square into 2 triangles. Place scones on baking trays 2.5cm (1 in) apart. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  3. Place wire rack on a sheet of baking paper. Combine icing sugar, orange zest and juice for a glaze. Place the scones on the rack and, while still hot, drizzle glaze over them.


  1. Beautiful scones! I love scones with coffee in the morning. They look quick and delicious- cranberries are yummy in them I bet!

  2. Those scones look excellent! I am having some morning tea now :-))

  3. Mmmmmm, beautiful !!!!
    Another two pieces fro my, please :)
    Greetings and kisses

  4. It's a good excuse for afternoon tea...

  5. Orange and cranberries always go so well together. A warm scone from the oven is and a mug of hot tea is the perfect afternoon treat. Have a great weekend Joy!

  6. I loved this scones. Have a nice weekend. Great recipe. Kisses.

  7. lovely scones..have a great weekend!

  8. Hi Joy,
    There is nothing like a good scone and your recipe looks delicious. I love the addition of the cranberry as it is one of my favorite additions for scones, sure wish I had that scone right now to have with my coffee. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I hope to see you next week!

  9. These look wonderful, so pretty! The orange glaze would definitely take these over the top. I think the sour cream would make these tender and add such nice flavor, thanks Joy.

  10. You make it look good and sound easy to make!
    Might try it one day.

  11. What is it about cranberries and orange that makes them go so well together. My goodness, what a refreshing combination. Love it.

    Sour cream? Interesting. I never thought to add that to mine. Neat idea. I have a friend who adds it to her cupcakes and it's very good.

    Thanks for the great post. I hope you have a yummy day.

  12. wow...dessert looks super delicious !

  13. Loved the light n fluffy!

    US Masala

  14. Que scones preciosos lucen de maravilla,con berries que adoro,se ven de una textura rica y esponjosa,cariños y abrazos ,buen fin de semana.

  15. These look so luscious with the sour cream and cranberries! I love the orange flavoring too!

  16. the scones look so nicely baked and YUMMY! (:

  17. Scrumptious scones, looks fabulous..

  18. Hello friends
    Thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments. Have a great week, everyone!

  19. These look so good, mine with melted butter please :)