Easy cherry scones
Easy cherry scones
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About this recipe:
Have made several scone recipes in the past but decided to 'tweak' the basic recipe by adding single cream and milk to make them really yummy!
Makes: 6 scones
250g self-raising flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
50g caster sugar
1 pinch salt
60g cold butter, cubed
50g glace cherries, chopped
1 large free-range egg
100ml semi-skimmed milk
10ml single cream
- Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
- Sieve flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. This is where I 'lift' the ingredients by lightly lifting the mix to give it more air.
- Add the cold butter in small cubes, then, using fingertips only, rub the butter in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add the chopped cherries and mix until the cherries are completely covered.
- Whisk the egg, milk and cream together.
- Pour into the flour mixture keeping a little aside for glazing later on.
- Stir, using a wooden spoon, until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough.
- Take chunks of dough and roll into balls (the size of large golf balls!) on a lightly floured surface.
- Place on a lightly greased baking tray, flatten using the palm of your hand, then using the leftover milk mix, brush the tops of each scone.
- Bake until golden on top, about 10 to 15 minutes.
This usually makes me 6 decent sized scones, which I split when cool and fill with strawberry jam and whipped cream for a really moreish tea time treat!
these scones are very easy to make, lovely and light and tasted great i put raisins in as i dont like cherry s, Will defiantly make them again.
- 31 May 2012
Great receipe. Very easy and yummy
I didn't have cream or cherries so I used extra milk and chocolate chips.....Delicious. Will definately make again
- 13 Feb 2013
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