300 children die of malnutrition every hour, every day. Very simple solutions could save millions of children from endless pain and dying every year. Name A Day is the latest campaign from Save the Children who are asking David Cameron to name a day when he will host a global hunger summit. No child was born to die and in a world with more than enough food to go around it is appalling and needless torture for any child to go hungry. Please pledge your support because together we can make a difference.
I am donating this family favourite recipe to The Pink Whisk Save the Children Recipe Challenge in support of Save the Children’s Name a Day and Hidden Hunger campaign. Pop over to The Pink Whisk for more information about how you can donate a recipe too.
- 450g self raising flour
- 80g caster sugar
- 100g cold butter
- 284ml buttermilk
- 200g glace cherries
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 220•C/Gas mark 7
- Rub the flour, butter & bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the sugar to the bowl and mix.
- Add the cherries, buttermilk and almond extract and mix quickly to form a dough. If too dry add a very small amount of milk
- Press, not roll the dough on a clean lightly floured surface until it is approximately 3cm thick and cut out into rounds with a 5cm cutter.
- Lightly flour a baking sheet and place the dough rounds on it leaving space for expansion.
- Brush the dough with milk
- Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden
- It goes without saying serve warm with thick cream ( my favourite is clotted cream) and jam.
Makes approximately 12 scones