Scones are one of those dishes that most people tend to think are dry and bland. But the truth is that when made the right way, scones are super soft, light, and can melt in your mouth!


For the unversed, scones are actually a British pastry, which can be sweet or savoury, enjoyed with coffee or tea and great as dessert, breakfast or for snacking. This particular dish, however, is a sweet scone full of dried cranberries and chocolate with a light buttery crumb and also vegetarian. 

You can top yours with butter, jam or even whipped cream, but this dish is so decadent you won’t need it.


You’ll Need

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of salted butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of dried cherries 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence 
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup of cold buttermilk


Instructions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. 
  2. In a large bowl, stir in the dry ingredients, flour, white sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. 
  3. Cube the cold butter and drop it in the bowl. 
  4. Combine the butter with the flour mix till it forms small morsels. 
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and cranberries. 
  6. In a separate bowl, stir in the buttermilk and vanilla essence and then add to flour mixture. 
  7. Stir just until the dough comes together. Pour more buttermilk or flour to get your desired consistency.
  8. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, pat dough into a disk shape of seven inches. 
  9. With a pizza cutter, cut the batter into 6-8 triangles shapes. 
  10. Move the triangles to a tray lined with parchment paper. 
  11. Top the scones with raw sugar. Bake it for 20 minutes in the oven, till it emerges golden-brown. 


Pro Tip: To make homemade buttermilk, in a cup half full-fat milk add a teaspoon of lemon juice and set aside. The lemon juice curdles the milk to give you buttermilk.