27 June 2012

Chocolate Cranberry Yogurt Scones (Bake Along #27)

 
The theme for this Bake Along #27 hosted by Lena, Joyce and Zoe is scones!  I have not try baking any scones as I always think it is a difficult task to bake a batch of light and golden scones as it is a test of a good baker. However, I couldn't resist myself in baking one after seeing Jeannie from Baking Diary baking her beautiful Chocolate Chips and Dates Scones....huh, I have most of the ingredients but not buttermilk, so I twist a bit of the recipe using yogurt and self raising flour. Is my lucky day, it comes out with a nice outer crust and light tender crumb ...and is delicious!



Recipe adapted from Baking Diary with changes
(make 9 medium scones)

Ingredients:
130g self raising flour
25g sugar
a pinch of salt (to enhance the flavour of scones)
60g butter, cut into pieces
40g chocolate chips
40g dried cranberries
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80~90ml plain yogurt

Step:
1. Preheat oven at 220C with rack in the middle.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Add butter, rub in lightly using fingertips.
3. Combine yogurt with vanilla extract. Make a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in liquid all at once. Mix quickly to a soft dough. (Add a bit more flour if the dough is too wet)
4. Turn onto a floured surface, knead lightly. (Do not over knead the dough) Press out to form a round with 2cm thick.
5. Cut the dough using floured plain round cutter.
6. Bake for 20~25 mins or until scones sound hollow when tapped (lower the oven temperature to 200C when the top of scones is golden brown). Cool on wire rack.






15 comments:

  1. Your scones looks really good! I'm so glad that Bake-Along has inspired some bakers to try making scones for the first time!
    Great to have you baking with us! :)

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  2. I love yr scones, they hv the sconey looks & the nicely "browned" look. I bet it must be yummy too:)

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  3. Hey Ah Tze, your scones look so golden unlike mine which I over baked a bit. Next time I'll adjust to the time to 25 minutes like you did:D thanks for the link back:)I need to bake another batch as I have finished mine already!

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  4. This looks really good, love the choc chips and cranberries combo!

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  5. 来,请我吃
    下午茶时间到了~~~:)

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  6. hi tze, these are beautiful and i also love the specks on red and choc chips on the scones and also very glad that your first batch of scones came out successfully ! thanks for joining baking along with us, appreciate that!

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  8. Lovely scones. I would like tat for my afternoon tea......mmmm

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  9. So happy to see all scone recipes here and there. Now I'm visiting yours! They are nicely bake can't tell is your first try. I still remember my 1st scone turn to 'stone' :D

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  10. 凡是用yogurt做的,我都爱吃:)

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  12. the scones have very beautiful colors and Tze, looking at your scones make me wanna have high tea now...hehehe:)

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  13. love this! choco and cranberries - combination i'll seriously want to try!

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  14. Hi tze! Your scones look amazing! I love eating scones, especially with jam and cream! However, whenever i try baking scones, they will turn out wither cakey, or be extremely nice with tender crumbs but turn hard and bland the next day. :(

    Are there any recipes which will yield a scone which is more crumbly and tender? hahah love your pics!

    SimplyBakes

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  15. Anything with yogurt and its amazing. Thanks for the recipe

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