Here 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.
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.
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
Mix together the flour, cocoa powder and salt.
Rub in the butter.
Stir in the sugar then the milk to make a soft dough.
Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chunks.
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.
If you have extra mixture after forming your wreath, you could make a hand-shaped large scone to go on the side.
Bake at 180 degrees for approx 25 minutes or until firm and brown on top.
Allow to cool on the tray, and only try to move the wreath when it is fully cool. Decorate as desired!
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