Cranberry & Walnut Scones


Oh yum. I’ve not had a scone in a while, so looking in my cupboards I had some Walnuts & Cranberries to use up and decided to give it a try. These were absolutely delicious, served with a good quality butter they were perfect with a cuppa. Lovely little afternoon tea scone.


Makes 6

100g Light Brown Sugar (or white caster sugar) (plus 1 tbsp)

2 tbsp lemon juice

300g Plain Flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Freshly grated lemon zest – 1 lemon

1 tsp salt

75g unsalted butter

50g dried cranberries

50g chopped walnuts

50ml Milk

50ml Double cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 190 deg. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix 1 tbsp sugar & 1 tbsp lemon juice together in a dish and set aside, this will be for the glaze.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, lemon zest, salt, and sugar in large bowl. Add chilled butter & using fingertips, rub in until you get breadcrumb like mixture.        20190710_141425
  4.  Mix in cranberries and walnuts. Then add in the milk & cream and mix through 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Toss with fork or hands until dough comes together in moist clumps.
  5. Floured a work surface and roll out till about 1 inch thick. Using a cutter (about 7-8cm diameter) cut out 6 servings and place onto your baking sheet. Using the glaze brush lightly over the scones. Bake for about 18 minutes. Or until a knife comes out clean and slightly browned                                                                              20190713_145835
  6. Serve with some butter. Yummy!




Homemade Tea Loaf (Dundee Cake)

Delicious warm with load of butter!

Delicious warm with load of butter!




200g Dried Mixed Fruit
100g Demerara Sugar
220ml Cold Tea
225g Self Raising Flour
1 Large Beaten Egg
50ml Milk
1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)

1. Mix Dried Fruit and sugar together, then pour over in a bowl the cold tea, cover with cling film and soak overnight.
2. Sift in Flour, Beaten Egg and Milk
3. Mix until it sofly drops of spoon, then pour into lightly greased loaf tin.
4. Select Cake setting and change time to 1hr 10mins and bake. Or Convection Bake Setting.
5. Finally serve warm with lashings of butter….Delicious.