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’

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Monday is baking day!

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

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Glacรฉ cherries are the star ingredient for these scones.

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

Method:

  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.

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

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Now dust with icing sugar…mmmm

For an added treat,

serve these scones with my

Charming Cherry Jam and Chantilly Cream

Enjoy,

Frances ๐Ÿ˜‹

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