Jerte Picota Cherry Scones

Recipe and image c/o Picota Cherries.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea. 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.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea:

Treat yourself to the delightful taste of Picota Cherry Scones! These scones are made with the finest ingredients, including juicy and flavourful Picota cherries, to create a heavenly indulgence.

Whether you’re enjoying them for breakfast, brunch, or an afternoon snack, these scones are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings.

With their crumbly texture and sweet cherry flavour, Picota Cherry Scones are a must-try for anyone who loves baked goods.

This recipe makes 10 scones.

How To Make Jerte Picota Cherry 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
Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea.

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones Method:

What To Do:

  1. Heat the oven to 220Β°C.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve with clotted cream and cherry jam.
  6. Enjoy their taste for a sweet summer!
Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea:

Jerte Picota Cherry Scones. Perfect for afternoon tea in the garden. Recipe and image c/o Picota Cherries: Photography: John Holdship Recipe: Dialogue Agency. So what do you think? Do you also fancy trying some?

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 CΓ‘ceres 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.

What do you think of this Jerte Picota Cherry Scones: Afternoon Tea recipe? Do you also fancy making some?

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  1. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    18 July 2021 / 19:40

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party last week (I’m running a little late). Hope we see you there again this week!

  2. 16 July 2021 / 21:59

    Fabulous recipe Claire –
    Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Can’t wait to feature you at this week’s party #496. πŸ™‚

    • 18 July 2021 / 17:47

      Thanks so much for hosting, stopping by and featuring πŸ™‚

  3. 11 May 2020 / 16:19

    Lovely scones! Thanks for sharing at Encouraging Hearts and Home!

  4. 8 May 2020 / 13:07

    It’s time I started making scones again – and I do love cherries! Thank you for this recipe πŸ™‚

    • 10 May 2020 / 17:24

      Thanks for stopping by Linda πŸ™‚

  5. 7 May 2020 / 17:43

    What a delicious looking scone! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have an awesome week!

    • 7 May 2020 / 18:45

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen πŸ™‚

  6. Melissa
    5 May 2020 / 02:55

    Oh you took me back! I ate Picotas when I lived in Madrid many years ago! We were stationed there with the US Air Force. My son was little and we would eat these precious jewels like crazy. They are the BEST cherries I have ever had in my whole life. Nothing in the US compares.
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

    • 7 May 2020 / 18:44

      Oh wow, how cool to live in Madrid. I love picota cherries.

  7. The Charm of Home
    13 June 2017 / 19:42

    Your photos are awesome! This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • 18 June 2017 / 17:28

      Thanks for stopping by. Credit to Picota Cherries for the scones πŸ™‚

  8. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    8 June 2017 / 20:36

    I love scones! These look amazing and cherries are one of my favourite flavours so have pinned to try once I've bought the ingredients

    • 10 June 2017 / 11:25

      Aww great, thanks for the Pin.

  9. Anonymous
    8 June 2017 / 17:46

    These look tasty. Yes please.

  10. Stella Olojola
    8 June 2017 / 16:30

    I love cherry scones. Had some this morning.

  11. Evelina
    8 June 2017 / 12:27

    OMG! That looks absolutely delicious! Made my mouth water πŸ™‚

    • 10 June 2017 / 11:24

      Thanks for the comment Evelina πŸ™‚

  12. Jayne SMABL
    8 June 2017 / 11:26

    I love cherry scones, they are amazing! Perfect Summer time treat πŸ™‚

    • 10 June 2017 / 11:24

      Thanks for stopping by Jayne πŸ™‚

  13. Michelle Kellogg
    7 June 2017 / 19:01

    That looks really yummy and I love cherries so this is right up my alley! I will have to try this recipe very soon!

    • 10 June 2017 / 11:24

      Thanks for the comment Michelle πŸ™‚

  14. ana de jesus
    7 June 2017 / 14:45

    I love scones especially in the summer and these look great, especially since they are cherry. Yum xx

    • 10 June 2017 / 11:23

      Thanks Ana, Cherry ones are my favourites πŸ™‚

  15. Newcastle Family Life
    7 June 2017 / 14:04

    I love cherry scones, I used to get them all the time from my uncle's bakery when I was younger. These look and sound delicious xx

  16. Cardiff Mummy Says
    7 June 2017 / 10:26

    Oooh, these look so lovely. I would never have thought to have put cherries in scones, I usually do raisins, but that's a great idea. x

    • 8 June 2017 / 12:36

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  17. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    7 June 2017 / 07:32

    These look delicious. I've been thinking of doing an afternoon tea at home so these are perfect

    • 7 June 2017 / 08:23

      Thanks for stopping by Lyndsey πŸ™‚