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Cherry Scones

Fluffy, yummy, cherry scone goodness!


Ingredients (makes 12 large scones):

  • 250ml milk
  • 2 medium egg
  • 500g plain flour
  • 6tsp baking powder
  • 120g butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 200g glacé cherries
  • Baking sheet


  1. Whisk the eggs up in a measuring jug and add milk to egg to make 250ml
  2. Tip the flour, baking powder and butter into a bowl and rub together to make fine crumbs
  3. Add the sugar and mix well
  4. Add the milk mixture bit by bit incorporating it into the dry mixture (reserving some for glaze)
  5. Roughly chop the cherries and add them with the other ingredients, mixing by hand until a dough is formed
  6. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to about 2cm thick and cut into equal portions
  7. Mould into flat round shapes
  8. Place them on the baking sheet
  9. Brush the glaze over the top of the scones, then bake them in the centre of the oven at 220°C for about 18 mins, or until they have risen and are a light golden colour
  10. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack.
  11. Serve warm or cold with butter and jam