Easy Sunday Breakfast From The Experts – Cherry Scones

I always tend not to try and recreate what famous names in the cooking industry (chefs or presenters) showed us or said it would be really easy to make, you just need to do this and that and… everything is ready and perfect.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen like that in real life or in my life. You still need all the ingredients ready, you still need to be careful how much you put, you need to add them in the right order and be there while cooking.

But this Sunday my husband got inspired by one recipe he found in the Saturday’s newspaper – Nadia Sawalha’s cherry scones. It was a recipe she said her young daughter usually makes so my hubby thought it would be easy enough for him to try it (under my supervision and guidance) and have a delicious home-made warm breakfast on Sunday.

I am presenting this very easy to do recipe for breakfast scones with glacé cherries. It’s a very fast to prepare recipe and you can have your scones almost in no time during the weekend. At the end we got 8 very beautiful, well-formed, extra scrumptious cherry scones that were so yummy to eat without anything else as well.

Have a try yourself!

Cherry Scones  Cherry scones


  • 225gr flour

  • 75gr butter, softened

  • 1tsp baking powder

  • 2rap vanilla extract

  • 2tbsp sugar

  • 150gr glacé cherries, chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 1tbsp milk


  1. In a mixing bowl put the flour, baking powder and butter. Mix, the dough should look like crumbs at this stage

  2. Add the vanilla and sugar, then the cherries and the egg mixed with the milk. Stir until you form a firm dough

  3. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces, shape the scones and place on a greased tray. Put into a pre-heated to 180°C oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on top

Enjoy your breakfast!

What kind of scones are your favourite? How do you serve them – with jam and cream, or something else? I would love to hear your tried and tested recipes, just leave a comment below.


  1. Ashley

    Great website! Instead of a list of thousands of recipes, it really helps give ideas for certain occasions and how to pair items and just prepare food differntly. I definitely will be looking into your food product review section when I have questions on products I might want to buy. Thanks for great recipes!

    1. Ellie

      Thank you Ashley for your kind words. I really hope I can be helpful to other busy parents and families that need easy to make and some very quick recipes so that to be able to prepare delicious food and still be with the people they love, instead of around the cooker.

      Wish you all the best. Cheer

  2. Blame

    Instead of reshaping the cones into dome shapes, I can use star shaped mold and make star shaped scones. I can add this to one my breakfast menu

    I will try this with peanut butter and hazelnut to see how the taste goes. I can also try lemon flavor cream and see if the tastes match. Got any other recipes to share.

    1. Ellie

      Hi Blame. I like my scones shaped like scones 🙂 , but I like your idea to make them fun and more beautiful by using cutters.

      My little one just loves peanut butter (that is the star of this season), so I would try serving those scones with peanut butter as well. Thank you for the suggestion.

      All the best.

  3. Clare

    These scones look delicious. Whenever I try to make scones, they come out a complete mess! This recipe looks quite easy though.

    Since I really don’t like glace cherries, do you think it would be all right to substitute them for fresh cherries – pitted first obviously?

    There is nothing better than freshly-baked scones. Got to use proper Clotted Cream, not the whipped stuff that some shops serve. And always, cream on first!

    1. Ellie

      Hi Clare, I would suggest not to use fresh cherries instead of glace ones, because fresh cherries are less sweet and are quite moist. I would substitute the glace cherries with the same amount of some other dried fruit you prefer (cranberries, sultanas, etc.).

      Try the recipe, it is very easy indeed to make (even my husband didn’t have problems following the steps, although he has never tried cooking or baking before).

      Have a lovely day!


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