Cherry Chocolate Scones

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    Total Time
    1hr 38mins
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Deliciously sweet and tart buttery-rich scones. Try substituting the dried cherries with dried apricots.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    480g (about 3¾ cups)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    25g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Salt icon
    ¾ tsp
  • Sugar icon
    60g (about 4¾ tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    210g (about 1 cup)
  • Buttermilk icon
    180ml (¾ cup)
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream
    240ml (1 cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1⅛ tsp
  • Dried cherries icon
    Dried cherries
    240g (about 1½ cups)
  • Chocolate chips icon
    Chocolate chips
    130g (about ¾ cup)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside
  2. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and unsalted butter to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Mix until coarse crumbs form - low speed
  5. Add buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract to the dough
  6. Mix until dough forms - low speed
  7. Add dried cherries and chocolate chips to a clean small bowl
  8. Transfer mixture to dough
  9. Mix until combined - low speed
  10. Flatten dough onto baking sheet
  11. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  12. Cut large mixing bowl into squares
  13. Arrange scones
  14. Bake until golden brown - 18 min, 190°C
  15. Transfer onto cooling rack
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