Simple Chocolate And Cherry Scones

Scones are something I have always loved to bake. In fact as a teenager they are the one thing I was always allowed to make by myself.

The Other Half isn’t a fan of dried fruit though, so meeting him meant making a few alterations to my long held trusty recipe. After all, baking is so much better when enjoyed with the family.

And besides, any excuse to add more chocolate is definitely approved of by me. Why not test them out for yourself and see if they pass your test?

Ingredients

  • 300g Flour
  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Sugar
  • 5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 60 mls Milk
  • 200g Glacé Cherries
  • 200g Chocolate Chunks
  • 2 Eggs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Put the flour, butter, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl and rub together until it is the texture of breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the eggs and then the milk slowly to the mixture, whilst stirring with a spoon.
  4. Mix together until a dough is formed.
  5. Add the glacé cherries and chocolate chunks and fold gently into the dough.
  6. Flour the work surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of 3 cm.
  7. Using a 5 cm round pastry cutter, cut the scones and put them onto a greased baking tray.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for between ten and fifteen minutes, removing when the scones start to turn golden.
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