Cranberry scones

A true British classic! They also taste amazing with blueberries or raspberries.

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Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 530 / Protein 4g / Carbohydr. 92g / Fat 16g

Ingredients (8 servings)

150 gcranberries (dried)
260 gall-purpose flour
120 mlmilk
100 gcrème fraîche
1.25 tspvanilla extract (divided)
2 tbspbaking powder
0.25 tspbaking soda
100 gsugar
0.5 tspsalt
1lemon (zest and juice)
1orange (zest)
110 gbutter (cold)
130 gconfectioner’s sugar
flour for work surface


baking sheet, oven, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, fine grater, parchment paper, spatula, small bowl

Wine Tip

Black tea
To go with the scones, serve black tea the way they do in England, with a spot of milk and some sugar.

Step 1

Cranberry scones

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, crème fraîche, and part of the vanilla extract.

oven, small bowl

120 ml milk / 100 g crème fraîche / 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 2

Cranberry scones

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt as well as lemon and orange zest to a standing mixer. While mixer is running on low speed, add butter in small pieces until it is incorporated. Add milk and crème fraîche mixture and beat until combined.

standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, fine grater

260 g all-purpose flour / 2 tbsp baking powder / 0.25 tsp baking soda / 100 g sugar / 0.5 tsp salt / 1 lemon (zest) / 1 orange

Step 3

Cranberry scones

Incorporate cranberries into dough.


150 g cranberries

Step 4

Cranberry scones

Transfer dough to floured work surface, spread out two fingers thick, and cut into triangular slices. Place each scone on a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for approx. 18 – 20 min. or until they are golden brown.

baking sheet, oven, parchment paper

flour for work surface

Step 5

Cranberry scones

Meanwhile, juice lemon and add part of the juice to a small bowl. To make the icing, add confectioner’s sugar and remaining vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Remove scones from oven and let cool. Drizzle icing over scones.

small bowl

2 tbsp lemon (juice) / 130 g confectioner’s sugar / 0.25 tsp vanilla extract

Step 6

Cranberry scones

Invite your friends for tea time and enjoy!