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

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the cold butter in small cubes, then, using fingertips only, rub the butter in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the chopped cherries and mix until the cherries are completely covered.
  5. Whisk the egg, milk and cream together.
  6. Pour into the flour mixture keeping a little aside for glazing later on.
  7. Stir, using a wooden spoon, until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough.
  8. Take chunks of dough and roll into balls (the size of large golf balls!) on a lightly floured surface.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!

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Reviews (7)


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


EXCELLENT! - 04 Apr 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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