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Rooibos Cranberry Scones

Teamuse TeaChef Level 1

Delightful cranberries surrounded by a golden rooibos-infused dough. Perfect for a fall day with a warm cup of tea. Prep time: 20 min. Cook time: 20-25 min.

45 m 6


  • 2 1/2 tsp. rooibos tea
  • 2/3 c. milk (non-dairy substitutes OK)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c. sugar (adjust for taste)


Heat milk to a boil. Remove milk from heat and place rooibos tea (in a tea ball) in the milk. Steep 7 min. The milk will turn a lovely pumpkiny red-orange.

While the tea steeps, preheat oven to 375°F.

Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in to a mixing bowl.

Cut the softened butter into the flour mixture. Continue to blend until the butter is incorporated and no large chunks remain.

Pour in the cranberries and toss to coat in the flour/butter mixture.

Stir in the sugar.

By now the tea should be steeped and ready to go. You will need to mix the egg in with the milk tea. I have found that you will most likely need to temper the egg before fully mixing with the milk tea.

Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. When the dough begins to incorporate, turn out onto a floured surface and knead 5-7 times.

Pat the dough ball into approximately a 10" circle. Cut into 8 or 16 pieces, place on baking sheet, and bake for approximately 20-25 min. until golden brown.

Devour wildly with tea!

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    Jessica Burl

    To be honest, I was a little skeptical when reading the recipe because most of the scone recipes I have tried in the past asked for the butter to be cold and cut into tiny pieces. However, this turned out fantastic! I steeped my rooibos leaves in milk in the fridge over night instead of boiling the milk. They tased so good, with the sweetness mostly coming from the cranberries, but there was always a slight taste of rooibos. By letting them brown, the outside was hard with a soft inside like a cake. Next time, I plan on trying chocolate chips in place of cranberries!

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