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)

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

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.


  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! :)

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

  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!

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

  5. 来,请我吃

  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

  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

  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:)

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

  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!


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


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