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Cherry Coconut Scones

A delicious store cupboard bake, sweet scones with candied cherries and shredded coconut
Course Baking
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 220kcal


  • 230 g self raising flour
  • 55 g unsalted butter
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 175 ml milk
  • 70 g desiccated coconut (shredded coconut)
  • 100 g glacé cherries (candied cherries)
  • milk for brushing


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Place the flour in a bowl, and rub in the butter.
  • Stir in the sugar then the milk to make a soft dough.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and glacé cherries and mix gently. 
  • Roll the dough out and cut out 9-10 medium scones using a cutter.
  • Place them on a lined baking sheet, sprinkle on a little more desiccated coconut, and brush with milk.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
  • Leave to cool on a tray and enjoy warm or cold.



Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg