HALF PRICE OFFER Subscribe to Kent Life today CLICK HERE

Recipe: dark chocolate and cherry scones by The Sconnoisseur

11:01 08 September 2015

Dark chocolate and cherry scones

Dark chocolate and cherry scones

Archant

Cocoa with dark sour cherries and a hint of sweetness make these scones irresistible and bittersweet to the very last mouthful – a must try for home bakers and scone lovers alike

Dark chocolate and cherry sconesDark chocolate and cherry scones

Makes 9 scones

Ingredients

• 45g caster sugar

• 5g baking powder

• 75g unsalted butter

• 30g cocoa powder

• 70g dry sour cherries

• 155g full fat milk

• 360g Self Raising Flour

• Pinch of Salt

• 10g Lemon juice

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C

1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

2. Mix together the lemon juice and milk in a small cup, and set aside.

3. Roughly chop dried cherries, and set aside.

4. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a bowl. Using a food processor, cut the butter into the flour mixture, pulsing until it resembles a sandy texture. You can also cut the butter into the flour using a knife and fork.

5. Add the lemon juice milk and chopped cherries. Pulse (or mix) until the dough just comes together - don’t over mix. If the dough is too dry add more milk a bit at a time – you want it to hold together.

6. Turn out onto a floured surface, knead once or twice, just enough to bring the dough together. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into 9 pieces with a round 2.5-inch biscuit cutter.

7. Arrange the scones next to one another on the prepared baking sheet - 1/4-inch distance between each of them. Brush generously with the egg wash or milk and sprinkle with a little granulated sugar.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden on the tops.

Like this? Read the interview with Sergei Strelets from The Sconnoisseur.

Want to have scones made for you instead? Visit the Sconnoisseur shop at Great British Life.

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Baking

Sunday, April 10, 2016
9 of the best places to get your caffeine fix

Are you always on the hunt for the perfect Flat White or Americano in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds? Whether you like your latte fair trade, decaffeinated or crafted from locally roasted coffee beans – we pick 9 favourites to fill that caffeine craving

Read more
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
(Drew Coffman)

Are you always on the hunt for the perfect Flat White or Americano around Suffolk? Whether you like your latte fair trade, decaffeinated or crafted from locally roasted coffee beans – we pick 10 favourites to fill that caffeine craving

Read more
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Scones, Clotted Cream and Jam.

If you’re looking for things to do with a friend, or you just want to indulge a sweet tooth, Suffolk is home to some of the best cream teas in Britain – from country house hotels to chilled out coffee shops, we pick 10 worth a visit

Read more
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Surrey tea rooms and coffee shops

Every month, Surrey Life magazine showcases one of the area’s best tea shops, from Parisian pantries to countryside coffee houses. Below you’ll find abridged versions of Louise Johncox’s Tea Shop Trail column...

Read more
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Lucknam Park Hotel

Afternoon Tea, once the preserve of high society, is now widely available in cafés, tearooms and restaurants across Britain. This is no less true in the Cotswolds, where you can delight in a cream tea or sip a delicate speciality blend in virtually every town and village in the region. To help you choose, here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea around the Cotswolds.

Read more
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Mary Berry has been a visitor to RHS Garden Wisley for many years (Photo RHS / Luke MacGregor)

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry may be the ‘Queen of Cakes’, but she has another passion too – gardening. Here she shares her love affair with RHS Garden Wisley – and reveals why she has no plans to retire...

Read more
Monday, October 19, 2015
Louise's Black Forest Gateau

Fancy freshening up your recipe book this autumn? Well, we’ve challenged three of Surrey’s top chefs to showcase the flavours of the season with their own individual flourish. As well as a hearty pumpkin soup and a delicate dish with in-season scallops, we also have a decadent gateau; all perfect for warming up with after a bracing stroll...

Read more
Monday, October 12, 2015
Red Roaster

Whether it’s your morning kick-start or a post-lunch pick-me-up, that cup of coffee has to be good. Thankfully Sussex now has a booming coffee shop culture, with quality beans roasted by well-trained baristas. Hazel Sillver suggests some of the best places to head for your daily caffeine fix, along with a slice of cake or two...

Read more
Monday, October 12, 2015
Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whether you’re looking for goodies for a special event or just fancy treating yourself before work or at lunch, Sussex has a great range of cupcake shops and suppliers

Read more
Monday, October 12, 2015
Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whether you’re after something for a special event or just fancy treating yourself, Hampshire has a number of fantastic cupcake producers and shops you should consider

Read more

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Kent's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area




Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search