Mary Berry Cherry Scones: Simple 15 Minute Recipe

Scones, scones, scones, I’ve been addicted recently. I used to only have them as a “holiday treat” when I was travelling around Devon and Cornwall. But then I realised they were sold in supermarkets, and the addiction began. Of course I knew that already, but I’d just never thought of having Cream Tea anywhere but the cute cafés along the coast. It was a Sunday morning and I told Sam I was going to get my weekly [daily] scone from the Lidl Bakery when he suggested making my own. Well I’d never thought of that either.

I had a scroll through my recipe books for a basic scone recipe and came across Mary Berry’s Devonshire Scones in her Simple Cakes recipe book. I love Mary Berry’s recipes as they’re always so simple, her Victoria Sponge recipe is one of my go-tos. As well as her Lemon Drizzle which is absolutely divine. I stuck with this recipe but added some Glacé Cherries as I had some left over from making my Muffins the other week. You can also add raisins, or other dried fruits.

Cherry Scones

Cherry Scones Ingredients:

Makes around 20

450g self-raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

75g butter

50g caster sugar

2 eggs

225ml milk

150g glacé cherries


1. Grease two baking trays and preheat oven to 220°c (200°c fan). Put the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it in with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

2. Beat the eggs in a measuring jug then add the milk to make it up to 300ml. Put a little of this aside for glazing then gradually add the rest to the dry ingredients until you have a soft dough.

3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 1.5-2cm. Using a 5cm cutter, cut into around 20 circles.

4. Arrange the scones onto your prepared baking trays and brush the tops with the milk and egg mixture you put aside. Bake for 10-15 minutes until well risen and golden.


Will you be having a go at making these simple Cherry Scones? What have you baked recently?

Until next time,

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    • Ami
      3rd October 2017 / 9:50 am

      Aww thank you! They really are!

      Ami xxx

    • Ami
      3rd October 2017 / 9:50 am

      Thank you! You’ll have to give them a go and see what you think. I’m always making these.

      Ami xxx

  1. 5th October 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I used to make scones A LOT when we lived abroad, haven’t made them since we have been back. Will have to do something about that! These look great! 🙂

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:18 am

      Ooh yes definitely! I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of scones, I can’t stop making them!

      Ami xxx

  2. 5th October 2017 / 9:10 pm

    wow! I am salivating! I love scones! and the queen Mary berry! she’s just everything that is right!

    I’m so excited to to try this recipe.

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:18 am

      Mmm me too! Oh yes I get on so well with her recipes. Let me know how you get on!

      Ami xxx

  3. Renna
    5th October 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Lush!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe they look really delicious and I love a good scone too.

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:19 am

      Thank you! No problem at all. They really are delicious.

      Ami xxx

  4. 6th October 2017 / 10:35 am

    I love baking and cherries. These sound delicious!

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:19 am

      A perfect combination then! I put cherries in all of my bakes.

      Ami xxx

  5. 6th October 2017 / 9:35 pm

    OOh there is something quite special about eating warm scones with jam and these look amazing, I dont think I have ever had cherry scones x

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:20 am

      Cherry Scones are SO good. Obviously not your “proper” scone but gorgeous all the same.

      Ami xxx

  6. 6th October 2017 / 9:58 pm

    We love a good cream tea – and go through phases of treating ourselves at home! Mum always used to bake scones when we were kids.

    • Ami
      9th October 2017 / 10:21 am

      Me too! I bake them so often but still have Cream Tea whenever I’m out for the day!

      Ami xxx

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