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Eggless Cranberry Orange Scones

For Home Bakers Challenge this month, Priya picked up some sweet and savory scone recipes to bake. Scones are a kind of cake or quick bread made with flour, butter, cream or yogurt and dried fruits. Scones are often served for breakfast or evening tea along with butter, jam and cream. Mostly scones are lightly sweetened and glazed, but they can be made savoury too.

I chose the simple scones recipe and tried the cranberry orange variation. I halved the recipe and made mini scones. These scones are really easy to put together and does not take much time. The scones turned out so moist and delicious with the light hint of orange and the sweet dried cranberries. Enjoy the scones warm with a cup of tea!


{ Eggless scones with dried cranberries and orange zest }
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Yields 8 mini scones


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 ½ tbsp + ½ tsp sugar
½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
55 gms cold butter (unsalted)
¼ cup dried cranberries
½ tsp orange zest
¼ cup buttermilk
2 tbsp plain thick yogurt


1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C | 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the sugar and mix.

3. Using a grater with large holes, grate the butter into the flour. Using your fingers, rub butter into flour until the mixture becomes coarse.

4. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and yogurt until smooth. Pour this into flour mixture and mix with a fork to bring the dough together.

5. Using your hands, gently press to make the dough to make a ball. Place on a lightly floured surface. Gently roll to a circle of ¾th inch thickness.

6. Sprinkle the remaining ½ tsp sugar. Using a sharp knife cut into 8 triangles and place on the baking sheet about 1-inch apart.

7. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until golden. Place them on a wire rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes and Tips
  • Make sure the butter is cold, otherwise it will be difficult to grate. You can also chop them into small pieces instead of grating.
  • The dough will be slightly sticky, but do not add more flour. Also do not overwork the dough which will make the scones hard.


  1. Perfectly baked!! looks very tempting!!

  2. Beautiful pics as always dear.. These scones look so delicious.. Love the combination of cranberry and orange.

  3. looks super delish..perfectly done

  4. Looks too good! Makes you want to reach out and have some!

  5. lovely scones,yummy!

  6. Perfect eggless scones....An easy to make and competely delicious option.... :)

  7. Never made scones.scones look like perfect snack with a cup of tea.

  8. Lovely pics and the cranberry scones look beautiful and inviting. Bookmarking this one..

  9. they looks so perfect... and what is that in the background? Hot chocolate? I want, I want... hehe...

    1. Yes Rafee, it's hot chocolate :)

  10. Perfectly baked scones, they look very delicious and tempting.

  11. Very nicely baked eggless scones.. looks delicious and beautifully pictured too..

  12. perfectly baked scones, love to try this

  13. this looks super yummy and inviting :) love scones a lottt

  14. Scones look so perfect and inviting .. love the colourful mug too :)

  15. The scones look so perfectly made...yumm


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