Freezer Scones

Dave and I enjoy a tea time treat, but if I make 6 scones at a time we will eat them all. That is unless I can get James to come and visit. But without his help I decided to experiment with freezing the scones. These freezer scones are the result and I just love having them ready to go.

Freezer Scones
Freezer Scones
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In winter when we drive to work it is dark. The sun rises well after 7am by which time I am sitting at my desk. Up the road from us is a CrossFit centre. I have no idea what they do indoors. But I do know that the members do some outdoor training. This involves carrying kettlebells up and down the street. The road leading down from the main road to where we turn off has very little lighting. And these people walk in the street, with their backs to the traffic to get their morning exercise. I cannot fathom out why they would choose to walk on the road, rather than on the sidewalk. They risk getting knocked over by not being aware of what is heading their way. Most mornings I hoot while I drive down the road to let them know a car is approaching.

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The other thing I cannot fathom is why anyone would choose to exercise in the freezing cold? And when I say cold, I am not referring to Northern Hemisphere winters. Or even winter weather north of us in South Africa. I am referring to the pleasant 6 degrees Celsius we wake up to. I know a lot of my North American readers would consider 43 degrees Fahrenheit warm. But for us, that is super cold, and worthy of warming breakfasts. These freezer scones fit the bill perfectly. You store them ready to go in the freezer and pop them into the oven as soon as it has heated up. Far better than walking down the street risking your life to get fit.Freezer Scones

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Freezer Scones

Store ready to go in the freezer and bake when needed
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch scones
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 500 g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting *
  • Pinch of salt
  • 45 g butter
  • 420 g thick yoghurt
  • 85 g cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Place the flour, salt, and butter into a bowl
  • Rub together with your fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs
  • Add the yoghurt and mix together using a knife
  • Mix in the cranberries and then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Roll out to 2cm thick and cut rounds using a cutter or glass
  • Place these onto a lined baking tray if baking straight away or into a freezer container for later baking
  • Bake for 25 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve warm


* to make self raising flour combine 150g flour with 10mls baking powder

This is my first recipe for International Scone Week.

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27 thoughts on “Freezer Scones

  1. Haven’t made scones for the longest time. Probably a good thing. Stood on the scale for the first time in forever and nearly fell over with fright!
    Have a lovely Monday.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, I never like to walk with my back to traffic, even though it is against the law to hold a phone or text while driving I have seen many people use their phones regardless. Anyway, love that you can freeze these, they look delicious!

    1. People here also text and drive. It is so dangerous and my dad says talking on the phone while driving is worse than driving drunk!

  3. Scones with yogurt in them, how unusual, Tandy. I love scones so will try out your lovely recipe.

    1. I always have yoghurt in my fridge so I have adapted recipes to use what I have rather than go out and buy buttermilk or sour cream 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    We are just coming off a heat wave here and the little bit cooler temps feel good. By Dec when it’s 10 below, I’ll be wishing for summer again! Love the idea of freezing the scones. I’d eat every single one if I made a batch!

  5. ooh these sound good tandy. yes crazy fitness people– that sounds quite mad being in the road. lots of people do their exercises in the parks here, which have been set up by the Council with exercise equipment. no privacy there:) Cheers sherry (scone recipe to come later)..

    1. We have something similar at the beach but I haven’t used the equipment. I think it is great that the council does something like that. My friend takes her kids often to excercise at the park on the equipment. Free entertainment 🙂 Looking forward to your scone recipe.

  6. Ha ha kettle balls street walkers. yeah 6C for wintr would be PARADISE for me up in Canada! So cool to be able to freeze the scones and then bake then later. Mine disappeard fast. Thanks for hosting this year!

  7. I can’t decide which I like more, the story about people exercising in the “cold” or the idea of freezer scones!! I grew up near Lake Michigan and if you didn’t got out in the winter life would be miserable. It wasn’t until temps were well below freezing that people would at least exercise indoors, ah the day of mall walking. I’ll have to give your recipe a try, even if I do have enough people to eat a batch of scones it’s always nice to be able to pull one out of the freezer for “emergencies”! I made my scones yesterday and hope to get it up on the blog tonight. Summer is killing my blog schedule with all three boys home.

    1. It looks like you summer has been amazing Gretchen! I know how cold Chicago is in winter and thankfully it does not get that cold here 🙂

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