Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cranberry Orange Glazed Scones

I like baking scones for our weekend breakfast or for afternoon tea. This is one basic recipe that I used over and over again. I tried many different additions by adding toasted nuts, different dried fruits and fresh berries to it and each time it come out perfect. These scones are soft, moist, and scrumptious especially like the chewiness of the dried cranberries and sweet orange glaze. There's nothing better than serving these remarkable scones warm with a cup of tea or coffee.


2 cups of flour
1 stick/1/2 cup/113 grms cold butter
3 tbsp sugar
11/2 tbsp grated orange zest
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranberries
2 eggs
¼ cup + 3 tbsp milk

For egg wash

1 egg + 2 tbsp milk – beat together
some sugar for sprinkle

For Glaze

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoon orange juice

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line the baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix flour, sugar, the baking powder, salt and orange zest together. Add the cold butter and mix at the lowest speed until the butter is the size of peas.
3. Combine the eggs and milk and, with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour into the flour and butter mixture. Mix until just blended. If the dough is too dry add a bit more milk.  Add in the dried cranberries the dough, and mix on low speed until blended.
4. Pour the dough out to a well-flour work surface. Knead lightly to form a ball. Flour your hand and rolling pin and roll out the dough to ¾” thick.
5. Using a knife or a cookie cutter cut into desired shapes. Place the scones on the baking pan. Collect the scraps of dough and roll it out and cut into shapes again.
6. Brush the top of the scones with egg wash, sprinkle it with a bit of sugar and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly brown and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to touch.
7. Allow the scones to cool for 15 minutes and then whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice and drizzle over the scones. Serve with some jam and butter.


ijayuji said...

Hi gert!

Tak pernah buat n tak pernah makan :D apa rasa scone ni ya? next time nak cuba juga buat :-) your scone looks like kat bakery shop lah ;-)

Kitchen Corner said...

Oh.. my all time favorite snack, SCONES! I like this!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Gert, is this recipe from Barefoot Contessa? I have bookmarked a similar recipe from her which benn meaning to try. Anyway, yours looks scrumptious!

ICook4Fun said...

Ijayuji, do try this out. Memang sedap with some jam and butter.

Kitchen Corner, I like it too :)

Bee bee, no this is not. Ina recipe has loads of butter and heavy cream in it. This is a lighter version. I had this recipe in my file for years.

Angie's Recipes said...

I like scones...but I don't seem to bake them very often. They look so fresh and delicious.

WendyinKK said...

Orange glaze sounds very good with cranberry scones.
I'll do this next time to my favourite cranberry scone recipe.
Thanks :)

vanillasugarblog said...

how i love a good scone. just the right about of glaze. they look so good!

MaryMoh said...

Love these scone. Love the triangular shapes. These would be so good with a cup of tea to share with m friends :)

Unknown said...

Looks way better than starbucks, YUM

Shereen said...

Gosh Gert,you never stop baking!I'm so sad today as I've put on quite a few kilos since winter.It's all your fault...cannot tahan see your bakes and so I pun bake and makan...hahahah.Cannot wear sleeveless ler when I balik Malaysia as got wrestler arms now!!!

Krista said...

Hmmmm....there is nothing so wonderful as a warm scone and a hot cup of coffee on a quiet Sunday morning! At least I remember it being wonderful, three boys later there are no quiet unday mornings for me anymore.

Cheah said...

Your scones look so comforting! I would love to have some for tea as well!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like scone but not my kids, hope I can hop over to get some yummy scones from you rather I make it myself and I have "sapu semua"..hehehe..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful, looks soft and fluffy.

Elin said...

Nice scones...especially with a cup of hot coffee :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

I like to bake scone too especially the one with raisin and heavy cream!!your drizzling sauce on the scone look really great!!

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, thank you.

Wendy, yes the glaze make the scones extra yummy. Can just eat it without the butter or jam.

Vanillasugar, thanks.

Mary, yes great to share it with friends with a cup of tea.

Jennifurla, thank you :)

Shereen, I actually bake only once a week and not everday. I thought you stay away from baking for some time now. Tak apa lah balik NZ baru diet ok :)

Krista, oh yes. This scone is great for weekends. YOu can always prepare the dough the night before and bake it on Sunday morning.

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, come and join me for tea :)

Sonia, wish you live nearby so I can share it with you too :)

LCOM, thank you.

Elin, thanks,

Lesley, yea there were great too with heavy cream.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

These look really well made... Just like those sold at star bucks!

Julie said...

These scones look divine! Making me wish I had one now :)

Jurgita said...

Already favourited this one, thanks for sharing! ;)