Christmas Pudding Scones Recipe | Christmas Bakes 2023!

Hello lovelies,

Now, I don’t know whether this is just me but for some bizarre reason, I’ve always associated scones with the summer? I don’t have a reasoning, I just have.

Well, that was until last month anyway. Whilst scrolling through different recipes online, I came across a whole page filled to the brim with festive scones and let’s just say, it made my lil baking heart very happy.

You guys know by now that I love baking me a batch of scones! If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know that earlier this year I shared a raspberry ripple scone recipe with you guys and it was a HIT. So, when I finally came to the realisation that scones aren’t just a summer bake, you can bet your life I was in that kitchen like a flash of lightening baking a festive batch to share with you all.

Though, I can’t take credit for this scone recipe. I was actually inspired by a recipe Jamie Oliver shared on his website. From the moment I stumbled across his recipe, I knew it was the one for me. I knew it would go down a treat with my loved ones and I knew you guys would love it too.

I mean, come on, you can’t deny that a christmas pudding! Yes, you read right… a christmas pudding scone, doesn’t sound heavenly? It’s filled to the brim with festive goodness and they’re undeniably the best scones I’ve made to date. Period.

{ Jamie Oliver’s Recipe: }

So, if these christmas pudding scones have caught your eye and got your tummy rumbling, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find the scone recipe.

Category: Sweet Treat

Servings: 10

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Bake Time: 12-15 Minutes

Overall Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For The Christmas Pudding Scones:

  • 80g Of Unsalted Butter, Cold & Cut Into Cubes
  • 50g Of Dried Cranberries, Roughly Chopped
  • Zest Of 1 Orange
  • 250g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 30g Of Golden Caster Sugar
  • 100g Of Christmas Pudding (With NO Icing Or Marzipan)
  • 0.5tsp Of Mixed Spice
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 4tbsp Of Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 1tbsp Of Golden Syrup / Treacle

How To Make The Christmas Pudding Scones:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Secondly, sift the 250g of self-raising flour into a large mixing bowl and stir in the 30g of golden caster sugar and 1tsp of baking powder.
  • Now, add in the 80g of cold and cubed unsalted butter and using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Next, crumble the 100g of christmas pudding, 50g of roughly chopped dried cranberries, zest of one orange and 0.5tsp of mixed spice into the flour/butter mixture and gently stir to combine.
  • In a cup, beat together the 1 large egg with the 4tbsp of milk, then add the wet ingredients into the dry and using a eating knife, mix and bring it all together to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  • Fold in the 1tbsp of golden syrup right at the very end.
  • Tip the scone dough out onto a clean, slightly floured work surface.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out to a 2.5cm thickness and using a 5cm circle cutter, press out 10 circles.
  • Place the scones onto a baking tray and brush them with a little milk.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until risen and golden.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Finally, using a sharp knife, cut the scones in half and serve with cranberry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

That’s your Christmas Pudding Scones prepared, baked and served, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas.

I’m sorry, you can’t possibly deny that these scones haven’t caught your attention (even if it’s a tiny bit). Not only do they look unbelievably good but they taste it too.

The christmas pudding, cranberries and orange zest are just match made in heaven!

The freshness of the whipped cream really does work beautifully alongside the rich spices to balance the flavours – I just can’t recommend these beauties enough.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these scones yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Does the festive taste leave you wanting more?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


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