Dried cranberry scones


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These fruity scones, studded with tart-sweet cranberries, will melt in your mouth.

Lynn Lewis and Joachim Wahnschaffe

Serves: 18 

  • 375 g (3 cups) self-raising flour
  • 55 g (¼ cup) caster sugar
  • 310 g (1¼ cups) sour cream
  • 30 g butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 150 g (1 cup) sweetened dried cranberries
  • 60 g (½ cup) icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orangerind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Combine sour cream, butter 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.
  3. Turn dough onto lightly floured work surface and shape into a 23-cm square, about 2.5 cm thick. Cut into 9 pieces, each a 7.5 cm-square. Cut each square into 2 triangles.
  4. Place scones on baking trays 2.5 cm apart. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  5. Place a wire rack on a sheet of baking paper. Combine icing sugar, orange rind and juice for a glaze. Place the scones on the rack and, while still hot, drizzle with the orange glaze.

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If dried cranberries are not available, use currants or dried cherries instead and substitute lemon rind for the orange rind.

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While the texture of these is different from the scones I am used to, they are still delicious! I love the cranberry and orange flavors together. When I make these again, I will double the icing ingredients. - 02 May 2013

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