Lemon Cranberry Scones Inspired by Arrowtown, NZ

Thursday, January 10, 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!

10 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Oh my goodness these look so delicious!

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

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  6. yummmm! looks so good! :)

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

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

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  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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