Cherry scones

Cherry scones

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(23 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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satans_lil_sister
9th Jun, 2013
4.05
Ended up with 27, using a 3 cm cutter. Even with a reduced cooking time found them a touch dry, but slathering them in cream and jam solved that!
lucyholt01
31st May, 2013
5.05
Review below
lucyholt01
31st May, 2013
5.05
I've made these twice now and they just got better. Second time, I couldn't get buttermilk so I mixed 1/2 Greek yoghurt with 1/2 milk which worked just as well. I also added an extra tbsp of sugar for extra sweetness. Next time, I'm going to do them with sultanas and a little cinnamon.
haileyfarrell
3rd Apr, 2013
could you use other fruit? would they have to be fresh or would frozen berries be ok? newbie baker!
natalieanwyl
22nd Mar, 2013
The reviews for these scones are spot on - just made a batch with double cherries and double sugar and have to say they are the best I've ever tasted. Also used a slightly larger cutter and baked for the full time. Even more delicious with cherry jam and clotted cream!
incie1969
21st Feb, 2013
5.05
Lovely, really easy and delish. Best scone recipe I have used.
bigtony1
31st Jan, 2013
I added 1 beaten egg and 4 tbs spoons of caster suger.these were the biggest scones i have ever baked brill..........
denirvo
28th Sep, 2012
5.05
I used half fat creme fraiche instead of buttermilk. They worked beautifully. Might put more cherries in next time though.
xlea-beax
19th Jul, 2012
5.05
Really loved this recipe! Light and fluffy and just the right size! I added extra cherries though! Also a handy hint if you dont have buttermilk you can use 1 tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar mixed with a cup of milk and leave to sit for 5 minutes, works perfectly! Hope this helps :)
kypnut
5th Jun, 2012
5.05
these were so easy to make, took a little longer to cook, but were lovely, hubbie said they were better than his Mums !!!!

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