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35Total Time
10Prep Time
25Bake Time

Buttermilk & Sour Cherry Scones

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About the bake

This is a casual eating scone, easy to rustle up for a cup of tea in the afternoon, or take on a picnic. Perfect fresh from the oven.This is our Sour Cherry Scone recipe. It really is a wonderful alternative to your classic tea party plain scone or raisin scone. This recipe makes a really big cherry scone which you can then divide out into 4 or 6 pieces and then enjoy with a cup of tea and maybe even some clotted cream.

35Total Time
10Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (190°C fan, gas mark 5).  Dust a baking sheet with flour.

  2. Step 2:

    Sieve together the flour, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda.  Mix together the buttermilk and milk.  Make a well in the centre and pour on the buttermilk mixture.  Mix well until the dough is even, and stir in the sour cherries.

  3. Step 3:

    To shape for cooking, set the dough on a floured surface and turn around in your hands, until you have a neat round shape.  Use a floured knife to score the surface into 4 or 6 sections.

  4. Step 4:

    Transfer to the floured baking sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutues.  Set aside on a rack to cool.  Best eaten straight away, but can be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container.


    • 250g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1pinch Sea salt
    • 2 tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 150ml Buttermilk
    • 50ml Milk (whole)
    • 75g Dried sour cherries


  • Baking sheet
  • Sieve
  • Knife
  • Cooling rack

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