Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries

This post is commissioned for Jerte Picota Cherries.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top.

Happy Tuesday my friends. I love this time of year when Summer fruits are widely available in the shops and you can sit in the garden eating something delicious for afternoon tea.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Today I have teamed up with Jerte Picota Cherries sharing a delicious afternoon tea recipe that you can bake up and serve this Summer using their scrumptious Cherries.

The Jerte Picota Cherry is a special variety of cherry that is native to the beautiful Jerte Valley in Northern Extremadura, Spain, 200km west of Madrid. This area is famous for the incredible cherry blossom of more than a million trees. Every year a wonderful harvest of cherries a sight to truly behold.

It is a 100% natural product that follows a natural growing season, which is why the arrival of the Jerte Picota Cherry changes each year and why they are only available for six weeks each Summer.

When the cherries are ready to be harvested at optimum ripeness, they are hand-picked off the trees, leaving the stalks behind, and placed into chestnut baskets. This is why they are sold without a stalk. At optimum freshness, the stalk just comes away naturally without damaging the fruit. The Picota Cherry matures twice as long as other cherries, getting twice as much Sun making them juicy and sweet. Delicious.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

I love eating cherries but they can be a little difficult for the children to get the pit out. I used to worry in case they accidentally swallowed a pit. When we went shopping in Meadowhall a few weeks ago I treated myself to this quality cherry pitta, now we can all enjoy eating the cherries with ease. I am now more relaxed with them as I do not worry about the children eating the pit. I cannot buy them fast enough now! A gadget that is popular with all the family.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On TopAfternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Picota Cherries On Top:

Makes 8

You Will Need:

  • 225g Self raising flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g Butter, salted (plus extra for greasing)
  • Splash of milk (plus extra for brushing on top of scones before cooking)
  • 10og Picota Cherries, stones removed
  • 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice

Topping:

  • Favourite jam
  • 150g Picota Cherries, stones removed
  • A medium pot of clotted cream

How To Make:

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On TopAfternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Step One:

Wash the cherries. For the scones, remove all the pits and pop into a bowl with a couple of teaspoons of pineapple juice over to keep fresh. (Or any fresh juice will be OK).

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Step Two:

Grab a mixing bowl and sift the flour into the bowl. Mix in the cinnamon, sugar and baking powder. Rub in the butter. Pop the cherries into the bowl and add a splash of milk.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Step Three:

Combine the mixture all together with your hands, then cover and put the whole mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Step Four:

Preheat a fan oven to 180˚C /350˚F or Gas Mark 4. Roll out the scone mixture to about 1.5 cm/ half an inch thickness and use a medium circle cutter. This mixture makes 8 scones.

Line and grease a baking tray and pop the scones onto the tray. Brush the tops with a bit of milk or whipped up egg.

Cook in the top half of the oven for around 16-19 minutes.

Once golden brown, remove from the oven and pop onto a baking tray to cool.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Step Five:

Cut in half and serve with butter, jam, clotted cream and top with cherries with the pits removed.

Enjoy.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

I love eating scones but never know which is the right way to top them.

Butter then jam and cream?

Or butter, cream then jam?

How do you top your scones?

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

Jerte Picota Cherries are usually available from the end of June until the beginning of August in the UK, and they are expected to arrive in UK stores from the beginning of July. As they are picked and harvested for maximum freshness the actual date varies each year depending on the climate. Update. They are being snapped up in stores as I am typing this!

The Jerte Picota Cherry is a P.D.O. Product (P.D.O. standing for Protected Designation of Origin) which certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality-controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley area in Spain.

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’.

I love to learn more about where our food comes from and have really enjoyed working with Jerte Picota Cherry and learning more about them. Maybe next year I will visit the Jerte Valley myself? To see the wonderful cherry blossom first hand. Watch this space…

What do you think of these Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top?

Fancy trying some? You might also like this Jerte Picota Cherry Scones recipe.

Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top

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56 Comments

    • Claire
      Author
      10th July 2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  1. 10th July 2018 / 12:55 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve been loving the summer cherries this year!

    • Claire
      Author
      10th July 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks Heather. Love cherries here too 🙂

  2. 10th July 2018 / 12:56 pm

    I love cherries and pairing them with a tasty scone has to be the perfect summertime treat!

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. 10th July 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious!

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks Nancy 🙂

  4. 10th July 2018 / 10:47 pm

    I can’t think of anything better, in summer, than a cream tea. Definitely need to try and make my own!

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 2:08 pm

      Aww, thank you Stelle 🙂

  5. ChelseaMamma
    11th July 2018 / 6:37 am

    I have to admit I don’t tend to buy cherries as they are so expensive, but I do love them. Will have to make these

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 2:09 pm

      I got a great buy in Aldi Kara, 95p a packet 🙂

  6. 11th July 2018 / 7:10 am

    wow! Those look absolutely amazing! I always have scone with strawberry jam but now I want some cherry!

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  7. mummabstylish
    11th July 2018 / 10:55 am

    they look lovely Claire. xx Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Thank you Jacqui 🙂

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Kaz. I think this is the way I mostly do it 🙂

  8. 11th July 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I love scones so will pin this recipe to try later! I like to include as much fruit in my baking as I can because I am allergic to it raw!

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 4:36 pm

      oh no, sorry to hear this. My Daughter is allergic to peppers and she had some cooked ones in some rice by mistake last week. I wonder if she was OK because they were cooked then 🙂

  9. 11th July 2018 / 5:58 pm

    This looks so delicious! It is super important in the summer to eat clean. Not only to look good, but to feel good. The weather is beautiful and to really seize that you need a ton of energy. I will for sure check out this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Katherine. I keep trying to eat more fruit and veg 🙂

  10. 11th July 2018 / 7:58 pm

    I love cherries, could literally eat a whole punnet in one sitting. These look lovely!

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you Marie. The cherries were so yummy. I brought 4 packets and they have almost all gone 🙂

  11. rawsonjl
    11th July 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I had no idea that made a gadget for removing cherry pits; that’s one of the only reasons I don’t eat them very often. This looks yummy! Off to buy a new kitchen tool..

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 8:38 pm

      I never use to buy them too much because of the kids getting the pits out. I buy them all the time now 🙂

  12. Michelle
    11th July 2018 / 8:35 pm

    I absolutely love scones. Your photos are amazing and got my mouth watering.

    • Claire
      Author
      11th July 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Aww, thank you Michelle 🙂

  13. 11th July 2018 / 9:38 pm

    My husband recently mentioned cherry blossoms in Spain and I didn’t believe him. I’m going to investigate more as it’s drivable from where we are in Portugal! And I need that device in my life!

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 5:58 am

      Thanks for stopping by. I love this gadget 🙂

  14. 11th July 2018 / 9:43 pm

    These look super delicious! I love anything cherry, I’ll have to give your cherry scones with cream a try for sure.

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 6:01 am

      Thank you Brandy 🙂

  15. 11th July 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Oh wow! I’m usually not a fan of fruity scones, but these cherry ones look amazing! May have to make an exception and give them a try.

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 6:01 am

      Aww, thanks Jenni 🙂

  16. Sigrid Says Blog
    12th July 2018 / 4:27 am

    Oh my gosh! I am drooling! I love fresh cherries. I only get to eat them when a relative comes home from China and brings us fresh ones. All we have here are bottled, candied cherries. So I have not experienced cooking with them. huhu

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 6:03 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 11:45 am

      Aww, thank you for the lovely comment 🙂

  17. Elizabeth O
    12th July 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I’m butter, jam then cream. I see no other way! These cherry scones look really delicious indeed!

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks for joining the conversation Elizabeth. this is how I do it 🙂

  18. 12th July 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I’ve never heard of this cherry type or even associated pain with cherry blossoms! You learn every day, huh? Those scones look totally delish and I might have to try them one day.

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  19. 12th July 2018 / 7:47 pm

    I love cherry scones. It would be great to make mine at home. Yours look so delicious.

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Aww, thanks Stella 🙂

    • Claire
      Author
      12th July 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Laura 🙂

  20. 13th July 2018 / 5:59 am

    How yummy this must be! I love cherries so much so I can imagine how sweet they taste atop of this scones! I love the whole presentation too.

    • Claire
      Author
      13th July 2018 / 11:57 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment 🙂

  21. 13th July 2018 / 8:50 am

    The cherry jam sounds amazing! My stepdad is obsessed with cherries and would love these!

    • Claire
      Author
      13th July 2018 / 11:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  22. 13th July 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I know this sounds daft but I didn’t realise you got different types in the shops. Will be keeping an eye out for these. Love the cherry pita too as I have a two year old that loves cherries but I’m constantly stressed by it! Xx

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment, I never thought of this before either.

  23. 14th July 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Nothign beats scones and cream on a warm summer afternoon and I love cherries so adding that to the combo is perfection!

    Laura x

    • Claire
      Author
      15th July 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks Laura 🙂

  24. 17th July 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely afternoon treat! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  25. Ruth
    18th July 2018 / 5:30 pm

    A perfect afternoon tea recipe for Summer. I could just try one.

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