Cherry Scones

Cherry Scones {by Icing-Sugar.net}

The last week was again very quite here at Icing Sugar. But I really don’t want to apologies again, but instead show you some beautiful pictures of our trip to Davos, that’s where we spend the last weekend. We really try to get the most out of summer, because before you know it, it will be over again! Recently I went to the supermarket and I already couldn’t find berries any more, instead cherry season has started and so I went home with a big bag full of cherries 😀 Not too bad either 😉

At home I had so many ideas I hardly could decide for one. Scones are on my To-Bake list for such a long time, so I gave them a shot. For a first time try I am pretty happy with them, they are flaky and juicy at the same time thanks to the cherries. Of course I had no cherry pitter at home so I had to help myself and turned to a straw instead. It worked surprisingly well, I will show you how:

Scones are best eaten the day they are made, but if you store them in an airtight container and pop them in the oven the next day for a few minutes, they are as good as freshly baked ones! It is incredible, the house smells immediately of home-made scones again. So you can enjoy them a few days later still, if they survive that long 😉 I actually still have some in the freezer, ready to jump into the oven any time I crave cherry scones!

Cherry Scones {by Icing-Sugar.net}

The next few weekend will be super busy again, but hopefully I can be a good blogger and prepare some posts ahead, so I can still show you what I have been up to in the kitchen recently 😉 Do you have a lot of plans for the next summer weekends? What do you do? I will mostly spend my weekends seeing friends and visiting families! I hope you had a nice weekend and wish you a nice week!

Cherry Scones {by Icing-Sugar.net}

Cherry Scones
Serves 18
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Ingredients
  1. 300g Flour
  2. 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  3. 0.5 Tsp Baking Soda
  4. 50g Sugar
  5. Pinch of Salt
  6. 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  7. 150ml Buttermilk
  8. 100g Butter, cold and cut in cubes
  9. 1 Egg
  10. 150g Cherries, pitted
  11. Some Buttermilk and Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt
  2. Add the cold cubes of Butter to the dry ingredients and using your finger work the butter quickly into the flour mixture until it resembles small flakes
  3. In another bowl mix together buttermilk and the egg
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, and with a spoon bring it all together to a dough
  5. Add the cherries and stir them in, the dough will still be a bit wet as the cherries will leak some moisture. don't worry!
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and flour the top of the dough so that it doesn't stick to your hands. Knead a few times until the flour is incorporated and the dough doesn't stick any longer.
  7. Pat the dough into a 1 cm thick disk and cut out your scones using a 5 cm round cutter.
  8. Place the scones on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Brush the scones with some buttermilk and add brown sugar on top.
  10. Bake them for about 15 minutes in a 200°C oven or until golden
  11. Let them cool on a rack and enjoy them slightly warm 😉
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4 thoughts on “Cherry Scones

  1. I looooovvveeee scones. My go to scone recipe has always had fruit (sweet sultanas). That’s pretty much the norm, and what they sell in the supermarkets too. But now I’ve seen these sweet juicy cherry scones, I think there’s a new contender in town!! Pinning and adding to my make/bake list.

    When I made my cherry pie, I didn’t have a pitter neither. I tried a straw exactly as you did but it didn’t work for me, so I spent ages pitting them as you would a peace (cutting all around and twisting, then removing the stone). My hands were sore after too. Glad to see the straw method worked for you.

    1. I love scones as well! Ever since I have been to the UK and seen people eating these strange things I am completely sold! It is a pity really that we don’t have clotted cream here… so I made a completely new attempt with the cherries as the scones get more juicy that way and I enjoyed them plain 😀
      For the straw method… maybe I should have mentioned it: I used straws from Ikea who were pretty thick (wide diameter) and it was pretty easy to work with them! Maybe smaller ones are a bit more tricky? Mine had almost the same size as the cherry pit, as you can see in the picture 😉 Good luck next time!

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