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Cranberry scones

cranberry scones

I have been making scones quite often as they are extremely easy to make. Without having to bring out the electrical beater, I can easily whip up a batch of warm scones in no time for breakfast, brunch and teatime.

The key to the making of a good scone lies in the technique itself.  Do not overwork the dough as it can make the scones hard. 


This cranberry scone recipe is adapted from Farmgirl’s Cranberry Christmas Scones. They yield a better texture than the raisin scones I featured earlier. When they are fresh from the oven, the inside is tender and moist with a light crunch on the outside. The dried cranberries go really well with the buttery scones.  It is not too sweet and would suit just anyone even, the elderly and those who have no particular liking for sweet things. The scones can stay fresh for 1-2 days at room temperature or you can even freeze them for future consumption.

Christmas is just around the corner. If you still haven’t decided what to bake for your friends and loved ones on this coming Christmas holidays, these mini scones with ruby-like cranberries will surely brighten up your holiday table.

>>>>> Click on page 2 below to find the recipe for cranberry scones.……………


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  1. Maria says:

    The scones look perfect!

  2. Pei-Lin says:

    Yours look scrumptious! Adding cranberries definitely make a normal teatime treat like scones a festive delicacy, LOL!

    YES, I’m so going to make scones. Thanks for sharing. =)

  3. mycookinghut says:

    I have never baked scones before. It would be a great take on for me… 🙂

  4. tigerfish says:

    Let’s have a English tea party 🙂

  5. lingzie says:

    oh these scones look amazing! since im such a big fan of afternoon teas i should really get into the kitchen and learn how to make my own scones (more cost effective!) lol!

  6. Alice says:

    This is definitely a good choice for this coming Christmas! So mouth-watering! But it is quite hard to find Cranberries in Malaysia, moreover it is also pricey! 😀

  7. felicia says:

    looking awesomely fluffy.
    i love scones and cranberries.
    wonderful combination 🙂

  8. tracieMoo says:

    Christmas is around the corner, and I too couldn’t get my butts off the chair to bake anything because of the ridiculous weather here, where it’s amazingly sunny one second and raining heavily the next. I love freshly oven baked scones. Cranberry sounds like a great idea for the upcoming festive! You always make the simplest things look the best at the right time 🙂 I love all the photos. All of them.

  9. noobcook says:

    They look so perfect! How I wish to sink my teeth into one right now =D

  10. Ching says:

    Beautiful! I like soft and fluffy scones.

  11. Your scones look really good! I tried making some but they didn’t rise, have to try this again!

  12. food-4tots says:

    You Fei: Tks!! Definitely a great choice for Christmas.

  13. ck lam says:

    Nice scones and nice photography you have here sharing with us 🙂
    I love scones and they are one item commonly found serve in afternoon tea.

  14. Absolutely perfect! I love how soft, moist and fluffy they look. And the cranberries are just right for the Christmas season. Your photography, as always, is super.

  15. Your scone recipe looks really good. I am a big fan of scones because, unlike other cookies, they are not too sweet…
    I’ll definitively give your recipe a try soon.

  16. peanutts says:

    I once tried scones but turned out more like a cookie than a scone or rathe I had no idea how it was supposed to turn out 😀

  17. Evelyn Ng says:

    I tried your raisin scones receipe and the texture turns out surprising well. Even though bottom is burnt and sugar not entirely melted. I used Ariston Oven and top and bottom, middle rack to bake. I want to try the cranberry scones too. Can you give me some advice?

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn Ng: Glad to receive your feedback. The recipes for cranberry scones and raisin scones are originated from the same source but will some slight modification. Cranberry scones use baking soda so it will be even fluffier than raisin scones. I think the burnt bottom and undissolved sugar is due to the heat of your oven. Maybe you can try to make a smaller scone size (what was the size you made?), put the lined baking tray in the center and reduce the heat slightly. Hope it helps. Btw, did you follow closely my raisin scone recipe?

      • Evelyn Ng says:

        Thanks. My scone size is about 6-7cm. I used cookie cutter. Hehe, I use normal sugar and add 60g yogurt to make up 3/4 cup mixture). Does this cause the burnt?

        • food-4tots says:

          Evelyn: What do you mean by normal sugar? Coarse or fine? Can you find castor sugar (esp for baking)? I bought mine from Cold Storage. The yogurt mixture should only consist of yogurt + milk + egg. Not including the amount for sugar. It’s fine to use cookie cutter. Your scone size is double the size I made. Thus, I suggest that you reduce it to half of its size so that the whole scone can be cooked evenly within the time required. Hope it helps. 😉

  18. Cassey says:

    Sure looks yummy. How many grams is a cup of flour? How about the oven temperature?

    • food-4tots says:

      Cassey: Thanks! 1 cup of plain flour = 115 gram (please note that different flour has different weight). The oven temperature is 190C. It was stated in method A step 1. But I had added this info in method B step 8 for your easy referencing. Hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out. Happy trying! 😉

  19. blueyme says:

    can i just use self raising flour instead?

  20. […] My first introduction to scones was during one of my high school home economics classes where we had a whole session devoted to cheese scones. They turned out to be dry rubbery flavourless things we could hardly bite into and I was so disappointed by them that I’ve always been putting off making scones until recently when I fell in love at first sight with the beautifully pictured scones on Food for Tots. […]

  21. Jacqueline says:

    I just finished baking scones using your recipe and it’s absolutely yummy! It’s sooo good that I had 3 pieces in a row! I’ve tried so many scone recipes and this is the best ever! This will definitely be one of my regular bakes from now as I just love scones so much… No more buying scones but it will be homebaked from now on 🙂 Thanks for sharing this fab recipe!

    • food-4tots says:

      Jacqueline: Thanks a lot for your kind feedback!! So glad that it suits your taste bud! Yes, nothing can beat homemade scones. Not only it tastes great, it’s cheap too! Once you have mastered the skill, you can play around with the ingredients used ie mixing dried cranberries with blueberries or raisins. Have fun!! 😉

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