Orange Carnberry Scones-Eggless


An English scone resembles a cake but is little more firm than a cake. It has a firm crust and is flaky inside. A perfect snack with evening tea, Scones are very similar to the American biscuit. Common ingredients used are flour, sugar, baking powder/soda, milk (or buttermilk or yogurt or heavy cream), and eggs.

I picked up this combination of oranges and cranberries from a food network show. They were using these in preparing biscotti. I thought this would be a great combination for any bread related recipe and experimented with scones. dsc03907.jpg


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 ½ tsp egg replacer
(Mix the egg replacer in 2 tbsp of warm water)dsc03909.jpg
½ -3/4th cup milk (approx.)
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp fresh orange zest
2 tbsp cranberries (dried)


Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Stir indsc03911.jpg the egg/egg replacer mixture. Add orange zest, juice and dries cranberries. Gradually add the milk until a thick dough is formed. (It may take more or less than 3/4 cup). Turn out the mixture onto a surface dusted with flour and knead lightly. Roll out the dough to 3/4″ thickness and cut into rounds with a 2″ cookie cutter. Gather the trimmings and lightly knead, roll, and cut them as well. Place the rounds about 1″ apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little milk. Bake in a preheated 450° oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm. To store, cool them down to the room temperature and store them in an air tight container. They would last for a week.

Notes and tips

You can use egg instead of egg replacer. You can also use 2% milk or butter milk instead of whole milk. Add little extra sugar (around 1 tbsp or according to your taste).This recipe makes 12 to 16 scones, depending on the size you make. You can even eat for breakfast. The best part is these scones are eggless. If you are using egg replacer, stir the milk slowly and little at a time to get the desired consistency. Other wise the dough will become runny.

As orange is AFAM for this month, I thought this will make a perfect entry created by Mahi and organized by lovely Sharmi.

I used Eger-G Egg Replacer, I bought it from Whole food market and its also available in local GNC stores. Lakshmi told me about this. Thanks Lakshmi!!!


25 Responses to “Orange Carnberry Scones-Eggless”

  1. June 14, 2007 at 10:52 am

    thats smt i never thought of with orange
    looking yummy

  2. June 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Those scones are so lovely. Perfect for Orange AFAM

  3. June 14, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Beautiful looking scones P! I have one too at FH and I love the combo you uesd.Makes a great breakfast with little butter!YUM! Great entry:))

  4. June 14, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    Haven’t tried making scones,but have tasted English ones..Some what like our ‘nankatta’,right??
    Wonderful recipe and a great entry..

  5. 6 sia
    June 15, 2007 at 8:19 am

    never heard of egg replacer. thanks for the info. i got to look out for this. when i prepared scones i used more butter and milk instead of eggs.
    orange scones is such a innovative recipe and pics shows how perfect they have come out.

  6. June 15, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Hey Anu Thanks for dropping by, orange and cranberries works really well. Give it a try.

    Thanks Sandeepa. I remember a perfect orange pic from ur blog.

    I’m waiting for ur’s Asha, I like scones for BF.

    Bharathy, Scones are little less sweeter than cake, and the best of these are from starting to finish it just takes 30 mins:) and you can enjoy right away!!

    Thanks Suma

    Sia, Lakshmi of Veggie cuisine introduced it. I cannot stand the smell of egg and I don’t eat. Last month I made Chocolate cake with egg replacer and that is the first time I ever ate “CAKE”. I saved the box and it has the website address, will fwd it to you.

  7. June 16, 2007 at 9:06 am

    the step by step pics make it so easy for understanding. never made scones. have to try out sometime. yummy.

  8. June 16, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Ahaaaaa,there you are Shiva,now Google bloggers can easily slip directly into ur web page,and you have definitely incresed the traffic to ur wonderful site even from the comment boxes(in google blogs)…WONDERFUL JOB,dear..:D
    (not that lazy shiva,A little wrdd due to some simple personal reasons as well ;()

  9. June 16, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    I too had read abt egg replacer in lakshmis blog. scones with oranges and cranberries is a good idea. thanks.

  10. June 17, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    great recipe…lovely scones…eggless too…yippee…thanks for sharing…

  11. June 18, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Sharmi, give it a try.

    I should thankq Bharathy for the increase of hits to my blog.

    Hey Prema thanks for dropping by.

    Thanks Jyothsna & dilip .

  12. June 20, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Wow!!!These is so nice and yummy ..I wish i could eat this ..Thks for sharing …

  13. June 21, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Orange and cranberry sounds like a perfect flavor combination for scones!

  14. June 21, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    wow! eggless scones look yum! and just 2tbsp sugar, sounds good 🙂

  15. June 23, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    thanks deepa

    Yes nicole, cranberry and orange blends really well.

    Give it a try Richa.

  16. July 4, 2007 at 8:20 am

    SHIVA!!!!!I remember seeing some new posts earlier…JFI and for RCI…where did they vanish???Havent you posted them??

  17. July 5, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Hey Bharathy
    I’m still here, been juggling with too many things, will update my blog soon. I did not contribute anything for RCI & JFI.
    Thanks for the asking dear. I really appreciate it!!

  18. July 10, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Take your own time..shiva..Taking care of yourself and family is much more imp..:)…even I will be away for a week to take care of my sis who has to undergo a simple treatment..then to my inlaws place..:)..

  19. July 11, 2007 at 1:01 am

    aaah…I got confused with you and roopa…she has almost the same web page as yours…She is the culprit who sent entries for JFI and RCI…;)..and she finally revenged me…he he by tagging me..:D…
    Sorry dear…for my silly brains..:(..get well soon and hope to see your fresh posts …

  20. August 29, 2008 at 8:55 am

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  21. January 27, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Nice Neer dosa! Just visit ur blog. Very nice blog.

  22. 25 meera ram
    April 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    looks good.thanks

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