Attack of the Scones

For the second of our Star Wars rewatches, I made cranberry scones—great with a little blackberry jam.

Attack of the Scones


  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 9 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • splash of vanilla

Soak cranberries in juice or water for an hour to plump

Cut the dry ingredients into the butter until it forms fine crumbs

Add the egg and wet ingredients and mix just to combine

Turn out on a floured surface and knead briefly

Shape into a circle 1 inch thick and cut into wedges

Bake at 450 F / 230 C for 10 minutes


Image by Eppu Jensen

Geeks eat, too! Second Breakfast is an occasional feature in which we talk about food with geeky connections and maybe make some of our own. Yum!