Cherry Vanilla Scones…

“Thereโ€™s a magic hour,

just after they come out of the oven,

when they are so heavenly…

I just can’t imagine why anyone would prefer

store-bought scones.”

~ Jamie Oliver

 Cherry Vanilla Scones this week;

a sweet treat for any time of day ๐Ÿ’


Monday is baking day!

Airy sieved flour, butter for breadcrumbs and golden caster sugar.


  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g butter
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 100g glacรฉ cherries, chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, beaten, reserve some for glazing
  • 280ml buttermilk
  • Pinch of salt


Glacรฉ cherries are the star ingredient for these scones.

Chop the cherries, add to the dry mix, then in goes the wet mix.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/425F/gas 6.
  2.  In a large bowl, rub the flour, salt and the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the caster sugar and glacรฉ cherries.
  4. Beat the egg, then set aside 2 tbs for glazing the scones.
  5.  Make a well in the centre of the bowl, add the rest of beaten egg, vanilla essence and buttermilk.
  6. Use a knife to combine the mixture to a soft dough and place on a lightly floured board.
  7. Use a fluted cutter, dipped in flour, to stamp out the scones, place the scones on the baking tray, then glaze with the reserved egg.
  8. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

Cut using fluted cutter, egg wash and bake till golden.


Peek-a-boo…those chopped cherries look yummy!


Now dust with icing sugar…mmmm

For an added treat,

serve these scones with my

Charming Cherry Jam and Chantilly Cream


Frances ๐Ÿ˜‹


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