Enjoy these versatile scones at breakfast or brunch, or with your afternoon tea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 scones
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add lemon juice to milk and let stand 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter and cut into flour with pastry blender until texture of coarse meal. Stir in dried cranberries.

  • Stir in milk to moisten dry ingredients.

  • Roll out on a floured surface to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Cut into 2-inch (5cm) rounds or squares. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Tips:

For a quick breakfast on the run, grab a scone, slice it in half and add a slice of cheese and fresh fruit preserves ? blueberry, cherry or pear.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 23.7g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 26.6mg; sodium 339.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2016
I've made these a couple times now. Very good but the cooking temp was way too high ( for my oven anyhow). I added the zest of the lemons for a richer lemon flavour. I even put them on parchment paper to try to keep the bottoms from burning. I will cook these again but at a much lower tempature. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2018
I ve made this recipe twice now. First as written and they were fluffy but kind of bland. The second time I added 1/4tsp lemon extract and honestly I think could add 1tsp instead. The only other thing I ve done different is that I don t roll mine out. I hand form them into a 3inch roundish shape and about 1/2 inch thick. I also bake on a non stick baking mat. I like that these are fluffy and I will definitely try them again with new adjustments. It s a great base recipe. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2016
I've made these a couple times now. Very good but the cooking temp was way too high ( for my oven anyhow). I added the zest of the lemons for a richer lemon flavour. I even put them on parchment paper to try to keep the bottoms from burning. I will cook these again but at a much lower tempature. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2017
Overall pretty good scones. The dough was very loose and definitely had to be kneaded several times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
I really like the combo of sweet and tart here. I tasted the dough before baking and thought it needed a little more tart so I added 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract and kneaded it in. The dough is pretty loose so kneading it a few times on a floured board is needed. Very tender and flavorful scone resulted. A real keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2015
These scones were so easy and quick to make that I was done in about 30 minutes start to finish. They were light fluffy and not overly sweet. A winner at our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2019
Added lemon zest as others suggested. Everyone loved these. Served with Devon cream from this site. My mom said they were better than the local bakery scones we love. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2017
Very good. I added lemon zest and some almond extract to liven it up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2018
I ve made this recipe twice now. First as written and they were fluffy but kind of bland. The second time I added 1/4tsp lemon extract and honestly I think could add 1tsp instead. The only other thing I ve done different is that I don t roll mine out. I hand form them into a 3inch roundish shape and about 1/2 inch thick. I also bake on a non stick baking mat. I like that these are fluffy and I will definitely try them again with new adjustments. It s a great base recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
I made these scones yesterday...and they were wonderful...I dont think you should add lemons extract to it though... for more lemon flavor Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2020
Lacks any real flavour. Only when you hit a cranberry, is there a y taste Read More