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Orange Glazed Scones

Orange Glazed Scones

How to make orange glazed scones, prepared with cranberries and covered with a delicious orange glaze. A classic scone recipe perfect for an afternoon tea!

11 January, 2017
Average: 1.7 (24 votes)

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 45 MIN


All purpose flour
165 g
2 tbsp
Baking powder
1 tbsp
1 pinch
40 g
120 ml
3 tbsp, dried
Orange zest
1, unwaxed, finely grated
Icing sugar
110 g
Orange juice
1 - 2 tbsp


Step 01

For the orange scones

  • To prepare the orange glazed scones first heat the oven to 220°C (200° fan).
  • Grease 2 baking trays.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually stir in the milk, cranberries and orange zest to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
  • Roll or pat out 1 cm thick. Cut into rounds with a floured 6 cm cutter. Lightly knead together the trimmings and cut out more rounds
  • Place well apart on the baking trays and bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden.
  • Cool the orange scones on the baking tray for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 02

For the orange glaze

  • To prepare the orange glaze sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually beat in the orange juice until thick and smooth.
  • Drizzle over the orange glazed scones and leave to set.

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