Recipe | Easy cherry scones – perfect for afternoon tea

However you pronounce it, the scone is the perfect mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. And adding glacé cherries cheers them up with a touch of sweet bright red.

Freshly-baked cherry scones with hot butter and tea

I got this recipe from my Mum. The recipe was technically for raisin scones, but I substituted the raisins for chopped glacé cherries (which I believe are also called “candied” cherries). I also added baking powder and I’d glad I did!

Ingredients (makes 6-10 scones depending on how thinly you roll the dough and the size of your cutter. I got 7!)
Continue reading for the recipe and more lovely pics!

Afternoon tea and the Cotswolds

We’ve just got back from a few days in the Cotswolds (a very picturesque part of western England – see photos at the end of this post!).

On our way to the Cotswolds we made a short stop in Stratford Upon Avon and were lucky enough to stumble across Hobsons Patisseries and their giant scones, whose halves are separated by amazing towers of cream.

Hobson's Patisserie Stratford scones

The amazing giant scones at Hobson’s

Stratford Upon Avon is famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare. But soaking in all the local history can be exhausting and may help you to work up an appetite. Here are some of your other options should you feel peckish:

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