Cherry Scones – Easy!

Cherry Scones – Easy!

Cherry Scones – Easy! 

I love a good scone – do you? I’m not sure there is anything more British if I’m honest. I also love  cherry scones and I have a fantastic and easy recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you πŸ™‚ 

My Cherry Scones are quick and so easy to make, moist, light, and stuffed with grace cherries (I like to add quite a lot of cherries – why not?) 

Just look at them πŸ™‚ 

 

Tray of baked Cherry Scones

 

How to make Cherry Scones 

Oh they are so simply – please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for full details 

Step 1 

Pop your sifted flour, baking powder and caster sugar in a bowl and give it a stir, followed by your chopped chilled butter

 

Butter flour sugar cherry scones

Step 2 

Then run your butter into your flour mix using your finger tips, it should resemble breadcrumbs 

Breadcrumbs

 

Step 3 

Add your place cherries and egg & milk Mix and bring together with a knife! 

*** DO NOT OVER-MIX YOUR DOUGH****

 

 

Step 4 

Tip your dough on a floured surface and pat down to about 2,5cm / 1 inch thickness 

 

Step 5 

Using a 2 inch / 5 cm cutter, stamp out 6 scones 

Glaze the top of the scones with a little milk – do not glaze the sides 

 

 

Step 6 to the perfect Cherry Scones πŸ™‚ 

Bake until golden brown, leave to cool on a wire tray and then you are good to go – ENJOY! 

 

What to serve with Cherry Scones? 

Serve warm or cold with lashings of butter 

Or you can serve with jam and clotted cream if you like 

They are perfect for an afternoon tea πŸ™‚ 

 

Tips for making Cherry Scones (savoury or sweet ones as well) 

So people are often scared of making scones? This I don’t really get?

They are so Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy πŸ™‚

But there a a few tips:

  1. Sift your flour – we need as much air as possible 
  2. Make sure your baking powder is in date 
  3. Use very cold butter
  4. Do not overwork  your dough – meaning just pull the dough together with a knife 
  5. Roll once (well actually don’t roll at all) push your dough into shape – again don’t overwork
  6. When you stamp out your scones – do not twist the cutter, this way your scones will rise equally 
  7. Brush only the tops with milk (not the sides)

 

Can you freeze Cherry Scones?

They are always best fresh from the oven in may opinion. And eaten as soon as possible

 But yes they freeze quite well

Once your scones are cold pop them in a resealable bags or airtight container and keep in the freezer for maximum 2 months 

 

So lastly how do you pronounce scone?

Oh so many views!

There are two possible pronunciations of the word scone:

the first rhymes with gone and the second rhymes with tone.

In US English the pronunciation rhyming with tone is more common.

In British English the two pronunciations traditionally have different regional and class associations, with the first pronunciation associated with the north of England and the northern working class, while the second is associated with the south and the middle class….

So which are you?  πŸ™‚

 

Savoury scones? 

And if you fancy some savoury scones (maybe they are more your thing?), why not try mine with cheese & bacon

So delicious πŸ™‚ 

Easy Cheese & Bacon Scones - Baked

And just incase you have seen enough scones 

Here are my wonder classic Fruit Scones Recipe

Perfect for splitting and serving with Jam & Cream, an afternoon tea delight!

Another Grace Cherry Recipe 

And ion you love cherry bakes then I’m certain you’ll love my very traditional and VERY popular Cherry Madeira Cake 

Cherry Madeira Cake , sliced on a plate

 

And Finally…..

If you have a go then please let me know how you get on. I love to get your picture and comments

Oh and why not join me on Instagram – I’d love to see you there πŸ™‚ 

Also I’m on Face book and Pinterest – just click on the icons on my site 

Big love as always 

 

Clare xx

Tray of baked Cherry Scones

Cherry Scones - Easy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 276kcal
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Easy delicious Cherry Scones! So quick to make, moist, light, and stuffed with grace cherries.

Ingredients

  • 225 g Self-Raising Flour sieved
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder level
  • 25 g Caster sugar
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 Egg Free Range
  • Milk
  • 100 g Glace Cherries cut into halves
  • 25 g Milk For glazing

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200C Fan / 225C / Gas 7
  • Grab a baking tray and either grease it or use baking paper
  • In a mixing bowl sift your self rising flour, baking powder and then add your caster sugar and give it a stir
  • Next add your chilled butter and using your finger tips rub the butter into the flour mix, it should resemble breadcrumbs
    Butter flour sugar cherry scones
  • Add your halved (or chopped - up to you) grace cherries to the flour mix and give it a stir
  • Next in a measuring jug break your egg and make the level up to 150ml with milk ( 150ml should be your total liquid weight including your milk )
  • Next add your egg & milk mix and using a knife bring it together to a dough - do not over mix
  • Tip your mix out onto a floured surface and pat down to approx 1 inch / 2.5 cm thickness (do not use a rolling pin)
  • Using a 2 inch / 5cm cutter punch out 6 scones and pop them spread out on your baking sheet (there are always bits of dough left - pull them together and bake alongside the scone - they are yours πŸ™‚ )
  • Using a pastry brush, brush a little milk onto the tops, do not glaze the sides
  • Bake for 12- 14 minutes in your preheated oven until golden
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire tray - enjoy!
    Tray of baked Cherry Scones

Notes

**** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guideΒ 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Scones - Easy!
Amount per Serving
Calories
276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
46
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
137
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
56
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
44
g
15
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
253
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
0.01
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
56
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Beautiful recipe and thank you so much for sharing

  2. Just can’t wait to taste them!

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