Scotney's cherry and dark chocolate scones

If you enjoyed September's scone of the month, why not have a go at making it yourself at home? This recipe will produce 18-20 scones best enjoyed fresh from the oven with some preserve from the shop and maybe some clotted cream for extra indulgence.

Cakes and bakes
Scotney Castle cherry and dark chocolate scones
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 20-25 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 18-20


  • 1kg Self raising flour
  • 250g Margarine
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 450ml Milk
  • 300g Glace cherries
  • 90g Dark chocolate


  1. In a large mixing bowl, place the margarine, self-raising flour and sugar, mixing together until it becomes fine crumbs
  2. Roughly chop the cherries and add to the scone mix, then add the milk to form a firm dough ball
  3. Remove from the bowl and place on a floured surface
  4. Roll out to the thickness of your cutter and cut your scones
  5. Place on a lined tray and bake for 20 -25mins at 160c (fan assisted oven) or 180c (conventional oven)
  6. Once the scones have cooled, melt the chocolate and use a piping bag or spoon to drizzleit over the scones.