Are you a fan of afternoon tea and looking for a new Summer scone recipe to try?
Today I am sharing how to make these Jerte Picota Cherry Scones from Picota Cherries.
Summer is just around the corner, which also means the Jerte Picota cherry season is very close! Try this delicious scone recipe using Jerte Picota cherries, perfect for entertaining guests in the afternoon sun or on a rainy day.
This recipe makes 10 scones.
- 450g self -raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g cold butter
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 284 ml buttermilk
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g Jerte Picota cherries, pitted and chopped
- clotted cream and cherry jam, to serve
- Heat the oven to 220°C.
- Place the flour, pinch of salt, bicarbonate of soda and butter into a bowl and rub in with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then mix in the sugar.
- Next, mix in the buttermilk, milk, vanilla extract and Jerte Picota cherries until you create a soft dough. Then press out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 3cm thick and cut out with 5cm cutters.
- Finally, transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet and brush over the dough shapes with a splash of milk. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and well risen.
- Serve with clotted cream and cherry jam.
Enjoy their taste for a sweet summer!
Perfect for afternoon tea on the garden.
Recipe and image c/o Picota Cherries: Photography: John Holdship Recipe: Dialogue Agency
About Jerte Picota P.D.O.
The Jerte Picota P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) status certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley in Spain, which lies South-West of Madrid in the Cáceres region.
The Jerte Picota is not only unique from its P.D.O. status but also from its stalkless harvest and its shape, which has a slight peak to the base, hence the word ‘Picota’ means ‘peaked’.
Jerte Picota Cherries are still harvested by hand. The cherry will naturally come away from the stalk when it is ripe, which is why they are sold without a stalk and are only harvested at exactly the right time. They are 100% natural and are only available for six weeks per year, but their sweet taste is worth the wait.