Cherry scones

Cherry scones

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 12-15
Sweeten up your scones with this easy recipe - ideal for a posh afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal218
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.72g
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Ingredients

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 100g cold butter, diced
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g glacé cherry, chopped
  • clotted cream and cherry or strawberry jam, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the flour, ½ tsp salt, bicarb and butter into a bowl and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar.

  2. Quickly mix in the buttermilk, a splash of milk, vanilla and cherries and bring together to form a soft dough. Press out onto a lightly floured surface, to about 3cm thick. Cut out with 5cm cutters.

  3. Transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet, brush with the remaining milk and bake for 12-15 mins until golden and well risen. Serve with clotted cream and jam.

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floppsybunny
14th Mar, 2015
After my third attempt at these they turned out to be glorious! I read a previous comment and turned down the oven temperature, first two attempts were burnt on the bottom! Just eaten two with fresh cream and jam, Yum!
Np
29th Jan, 2015
Mine didn't raise??! How do you make them so they raise enough to cut them in half?
jaimeosa123
1st Jul, 2014
so fab, loved this dish, defo making for my controlled assessment!!!
Frantic Flapjack
3rd Jun, 2014
5.05
This is a very good scone recipe. They turned out light and fresh tasting. Served with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
siamesesal
27th May, 2014
Can't work out how to leave stars but if I could I'd give 5.
siamesesal
27th May, 2014
Used dried cherries and dried cranberries and turned out well. I was a bit concerned that the dough was too wet when I turned it out - err I mean scraped it out - but was fine with some flour on the work top and gently worked in.
stravers
12th Mar, 2014
5.05
Lovely recipe, tried this today, didn't have buttermilk so I used sour cream. I added an additional tbsp of caster sugar, doubled the cherries, and cooked slightly lower temp 180. Will definitely make again.
Lemon Curd
26th Jan, 2014
4.05
Made these 3 times now and everytime turned out brilliantly. I have increased the sugar content to 3 Tbsp though just to sweeten a little more and increased fruit to 120grms. Lovely, light and fluffy. I use a larger cutter as think this gives a much better result for 8 perfect scones.
ken
28th Jun, 2013
awful
magskiss
9th Jun, 2013
I added a small bag of mixed dried cherries and cranberries. They were the best scones I have ever made!

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chelseajpickup
19th Apr, 2016
can I use just milk as I don't have buttermilk ?
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