Monday, February 7, 2011

Mandarin Orange Cranberry Scones

How to clear the extra mandarin orange on hand? Besides using to make salad, I've found this recipe on site using mandarin orange juice to make scones! love the citrus flavour and not too sweet also....

  • 125gm unsalted cold butter
  • 250gm plain flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp mandarin orange zest
  • 5-6 tbsp mandarin orange juice*
  • 1 egg, for glazing


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Rub butter into flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with finger tips until mixture becomes a fine crumb. Stir in 1 egg, cranberries, mandarin zest and mandarin juice.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly about 10 times. Do not over handle the dough. Dough should be non-sticky and slightly elastic. Roll dough to ½" thick and cut into shapes. Place onto lined baking tray and brush dough with beaten egg. Bake at 160 deg cel for 12-15mins until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
* Peeled 2 mandarin orange and place in blender, process till fine, strain juice. Reserve 1 tbsp juice, if the dough is too dry, gradually add the remaining liquid...

I'm submitting this recipes for Aspiring Bakers #4 Love In The Air February 2011!!


hanushi said...

I am bookmarking this!!! :) Thanks for sharing!! :)

Alice said...

Hi Peng, thks for sharing this recipe - will try out for breakfast on weekend :)

Do u think it will be ok if I replace the dried cranberries with chocolate chips?

My kids dont like dried cranberries, thought of replacing half the dough with choco chips for them :)

Thks again :)

The Sweetylicious said...

nice! im also thinking of how to get rid of mandarin oranges! this come really handy! how's the texture like? i've not made scones before. heee.

MaryMoh said...

Wow...beautiful heart-shaped scones. Would be perfect for Valentine's Day breakfast :)

Peng said...

Alice...yes can replace with choco chips!

Sweetylicious...when is warm the crust is slightly flaky and inside is moist, consume the next day still fluffy not dense at all :D

CaThY said...

Wow, looks very yummy. Pretty looking hearty scones~ I love them! :)

hanushi said...

I have made some of these and linked to u. Thanks for sharing, peng.

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