Once upon a time I was at Starbucks and I ordered a lemon cranberry scone (for the first time ever) to go with my latte. I died of the deliciousness. The end. Okay, clearly I didn’t die, but my taste buds were dancing and my stomach was happy. I needed another and dontcha know every time I went to Starbucks after they were out. Surely I could make them at home? So I did!
You will need: (easy to follow & printable recipe below)
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Buttermilk (I always have buttermilk in my fridge, the milk/vinegar trick works but it’s just not the same!)
- Dried cranberries
- Powdered sugar
Turn oven on to 400 and mix 1 ¾ cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in large bowl. Then cut/fold 5 tablespoons butter (or margarine) into flour mixture until crumbly. Then add 2/3 cup buttermilk, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1½ tablespoons lemon juice and ¾ cup dried cranberries and mix until just incorporated. Don’t worry if it’s a bit crumbly.
Gently knead onto baking mat (can be lightly floured if you need, I didn’t) and form into a round disc. This dough is a bit lumpy and it was about ½” thick or so.
Then cut the dough into eight, I used a pizza cutter and it worked great. Then you bake for 15 minutes or until just golden brown. See recipe for glaze included in the recipe card below.
- 1¾ cup flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 5 tbsp cold butter, cut into chunks
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- 2 tsp lemon zest (about the zest of 1 lemon)
- 1½ tbsp. lemon juice
- ¾ c. dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1½ tbsp milk
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Fold in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture has become crumbly.
- Add in the buttermilk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and dried cranberries. Mix until just incorporated (may still be a touch crumbly - that's ok!).
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a round disc.(I gently kneaded just until all was mixed & didn't need extra flour).
- Use a pizza cutter & slice into eights and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- While the scones are cooling, prepare the glaze by mixing everything together in a small bowl.
- Drizzle, drench, pour (you pick!) over the scones.
Recipe adapted from My Happy Place.
Please stop licking your screen. Oh, you aren’t? Just me then? Awkward… 🙂 Try these out and let me know how much you love them – because I know you will. I’m not a scone connoisseur by any means. This is only my second scone-making experience ever and it’s easy – I promise!