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Cherry scones

Cherry scones

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  • Easy
  • Makes 12-15

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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal218
fat8g
saturates5g
carbs36g
sugars8g
fibre1g
protein4g
low insalt0.72g
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Ingredients

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g cold butter , diced
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g glacé cherry , chopped
  • clotted cream and cherry or strawberry jam, to serve

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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