Chocolate Cranberry Scone Wreath

Chocolate Cranberry Scone Wreath

My chocolate cranberry scone wreath is a fun bake I think would be a great centrepiece for a Christmas coffee morning or playdate with friends and family. It is so easy to make but has a really festive look which you could decorate further with drizzled chocolate and red and green sprinkles perhaps. My wreath of chocolate cranberry scones was just decorated with sugar and extra cranberries, and looked quite simple but effective all the same.

Chocolate cranberry scone wreath - a lovely festive centrepiece
Your visitors can grab their own scone from the wreath, so it’s almost like a really simple version of a tear and share loaf. Brilliant for kids and adults alike. Serve with butter, clotted cream and jams on the side for an even tastier treat.

Chocolate cranberry scone wreath - a lovely festive centrepiece
I’ll definitely be making another wreath like this soon, perhaps plain scones with white chocolate, pistachio and dried cranberries for some really festive colours.

Chocolate cranberry scone wreath - a lovely festive centrepiece

Recipe:

  • 415 g self raising flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 110 g butter
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 300 ml milk
  • 115 g fresh cranberries
  • 45 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • More cranberries to go on top of the scones before baking

Method:

  1. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar then the milk to make a soft dough.
  4. Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chunks.
  5. Knead gently.
  6. Roll out to about an inch thick and cut out rounds. Place the scones in a circle or oval shape on a lined baking tray. Press a few extra cranberries into the top of each scone, and dust with caster sugar.
  7. If you have extra mixture after forming your wreath, you could make a hand-shaped large scone to go on the side.
  8. Bake at 180 degrees for approx 25 minutes or until firm and brown on top.
  9. Allow to cool on the tray, and only try to move the wreath when it is fully cool. Decorate as desired!

Chocolate cranberry scone wreath - a lovely festive centrepiece

Pin my chocolate cranberry scone wreath for later!

Chocolate cranberry scone wreath - a lovely festive centrepiece

 

Linking up with Supergolden Bakes and #CookBlogShare

#CookBlogShare



12
Leave a Reply

avatar

6 Comment threads
6 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
bakingqueen74Kerry @ Kerry CooksMunchies and MunchkinsBintu @ Recipes From A PantryHelen Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Lucy Parissi
Guest

This looks beautiful and so festive! I am in a wreath mood – it just makes everything that little bit prettier. Cranberries and chocolate pair so well, don’t they? Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

Judith (Mostly About Chocolate Blog)
Guest

This is such a great idea I don’t know who I haven’t seen it before. FABBO!

Helen
Guest

This looks fabulous. I’ve never had a chocolate scone before and I can’t imagine why! Great idea 🙂

Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
Guest

If only I was as creative as you – my kiddeos would be much happier.

Munchies and Munchkins
Guest

This looks lovely Lucy! I’m loving cranberries this year x

Kerry @ Kerry Cooks
Guest

Ooh a wreath of scones! How pretty and festive