Mrs. Englishman’s Cranberry & Walnut Scones

by FatEnglishman on 7 October 2013


Fat Englishman here.Mrs Englishman's Cranberry & Walnut Scones recipe

Now a number of you have asked for the recipe for Mrs. Englishman’s Cranberry & Walnut Scones that recently featured on my Facebook page – so here it is.

It’s a familiar and straightforward business and anyone with the most rudimentary baking skills should be able to find success (though naturally one should never tell one’s guests that as they compliment you on how splendid they are).

Anyway, ingredients first (these are American measures, convert if you’re elsewhere) – you will need:

two cups of all-purpose flour

one tablespoon of baking powder

half a teaspoon of salt

quarter cup of sugar

three quarters cup dried cranberries

half cup chopped walnuts

one and a quarter cups of heavy cream

And for the glaze – three tablespoons of melted butter, two tablespoons of sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Use an ungreased baking sheet.

Using a fork, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together well before adding the cranberries and walnuts and stirring again.  Now stir in the cream and mix until the dough barely holds together.  The secret to light and crumbly scones is apparently dough that has not been over mixed at this point.

Lightly flour a board and transfer the dough to it before knead the dough 8-9 times.  Then pat it into a circle about 10″ round

To glaze, brush the melted butter on top of the dough and sprinkle the sugar on top.  Cut the circle into wedges (anywhere from 8 to 12 of them depending on how big you want them – I recommend 8 for maximum pleasure per scone), and place them on the baking sheet with about 1″ between each pice to allow for expansion as they bake.

Then bake for about fifteen minutes if you’re doing twelve, 25-30 minutes if you’re doing 8 – or until they are golden brown and irresistible.

Whether baking 8 or 12, you have plenty of time to prepare a pot of tea to be at the point of perfection at the precise moment these crumbly little icons of comfort eating come out of the oven.

Happy eating!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Lee November 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

My second batch are in the oven right now. Irresistible indeed! ( I left the cranberries out of this batch and made cranberry curd instead) How nice of you!


FatEnglishman July 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Glad you had a go at them and that they turned out well Mary Lee.

The curd sounds jolly interesting too!

Have fun!


Issie January 5, 2014 at 3:31 am

Found your site after a friend posted one of your cartoons on FB and really glad I did, Love cranberries and will give this recipe ago later today, will just have to translate it into English Measures…. thank you for sharing


FatEnglishman July 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm


So glad you stumbled upon my ramblings (which have been in short supply of late and I intend to fix that).

Hope you were happy with the results of trying this recipe. They always seem to go down well here!



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