Dark Chocolate & Cherry Scones

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Serves: 9

By Sconnoisseur



  • 45g caster sugar

  • 5g baking powder

  • 75g unsalted butter

  • 30g cocoa powder

  • 70g dried cherry

  • 155g full fat milk

  • 360g Self Raising Flour

  • 1g Salt

  • 10g Lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 200C degrees, rack in the middle or top.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or use non-stick baking tray.

  1. Whisk together the lemon juice and milk in a small cup, and set aside.

  2. Roughly chop dried cherries, and set aside.

  3. 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 sandy texture. You can also cut the butter into the flour using a knife and fork.

  4. 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.

  5. Turn out onto a floured surface, kneed once or twice, just enough to bring the dough together. Using rolling pin arrange the dough into a 1-inch thick. Using round 2.5-inch biscuit cutter cut the dough into 9 pieces.

  6. 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 and sprinkle with the large-grain sugar.

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

Makes 9 scones.

Handy Hint

Cocoa with dark cherries and a hint of sweetness make these scones truly irresistible and bittersweet to the very last mouthful. These scones is a must for try for everyone who loves baking and scone lovers!

Additional Information

  • Can Freeze

  • cake

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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