Cherry scones

Cherry scones

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(30 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 284ml pot buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk

    Buttermilk

    buh-ter-mill-k

    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 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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reanna
27th Jun, 2011
4.05
works well, scones are light and tasty, i added double the cherries, and they were loved by the kids!
felicialazaar
27th May, 2011
4.05
I was afraid to try these, because of the first comment, but they turned out fine! I would have preferred them a little bit sweeter, but that is just a personal thing. I would make them again.
thomaspcat
12th May, 2011
5.05
I am about to make my third batch of cherry scones for the church coffee mornings. They are light and tasty. Freeze well also.
tpsjenk
22nd Mar, 2011
There seems to be far too much flour compared to other cherry scone recipes. I am reluctant to try .

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