Lemon Cranberry Scones Inspired by Arrowtown, NZ

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The delicious warm scones and coffee Cam and I loved from the Arrowtown Bakery inspired me to come home and create my own. Fresh cranberries and lemon are a great combination, and chopped mint leaves could also go really well.

I made these more like mini scones thinking they would last longer that way... they did not!

Simple Lemon Cranberry Scones
{makes 5 large scones or 8-10 small}

1 C fresh cranberries
1 lemon
1 1/2 C organic all-purpose flour
1/2 C almond flour {or omit and use 2 C all-purpose}
1 T baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 C raw sugar
2 eggs
1/3 C milk {I used organic 1%}
1/2 C butter, softened & sliced

In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir together with a fork. Add in the almond extract and combine. Slice the softened {not melted} butter into the flour mixture and using a fork {or your hand!} combine together. It should somewhat resemble bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the milk. Slowly pour into the large bowl, mixing with a fork until the liquid is absorbed. It will be on the wet side. Gently stir in the fresh cranberries and half a lemon's worth of squeezed juice. I would also recommend adding in chocolate chips at this point. (:

On a well-floured surface, using your hands, spread the dough so it's about 1/2 inch thick. You can either cut from the center out, making 5 large triangular scones, or take an upside down cup and cut out smaller round scones. It helps to stick the lip of the cup in flour inbetween each cut-out.

Place the scones on an oiled baking sheet, and squeeze just a bit of lemon on the tops. Sprinkle on sugar and bake in a preheated oven at 415 degrees F. for about 15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden. Serve hot with butter, jam, or my favorite - homemade whipped cream!


  1. The second I'm off this Whole 30 thing these beauties will be in my oven! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. My mom and Gary are visiting so I might just have to make these on Friday when I'm off!
    love, lanneybear

  3. Those look delicious Manda! And beautiful as always! :)

  4. Oh my goodness these look so delicious!

  5. These sound a.maz.ing! I am definitely going to have to try this one :)

  6. yummmm! looks so good! :)

  7. Those scones look amazing! Where did you get the cute red cappuccino cups???? I LOVE them!!! Such beautiful pictures as always!

  8. I'm featuring this recipe on my Friday Finds today! Hope you guys have a beautiful weekend!

  9. These look lovely! I'm addicted to scones -- they're my weakness. Warm and fresh from the oven, and maybe served with clotted cream? ...Be still my beating heart!


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