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
  1. Preheat the oven to 220•C/Gas mark 7
  2. Rub the flour, butter & bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar to the bowl and mix.
  4. Add the cherries, buttermilk and almond extract and mix quickly to form a dough. If too dry add a very small amount of milk
  5. 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.
  6. Lightly flour a baking sheet and place the dough rounds on it leaving space for expansion.
  7. Brush the dough with milk
  8. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden
  9. It goes without saying serve warm with thick cream ( my favourite is clotted cream) and jam.

Makes approximately 12 scones

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One thought on “Cherry and Almond Scones

  1. I am so moving in with you, you bake the most delicious things. I so want these. x

    Posted on March 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm