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Marzipan and Cherry Scone Recipe UK

Marzipan and Cherry Scone Recipe UK

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword scone recipe uk, scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Nicola Turner
Cost 4.5


  • 350 grams self-raising flour
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup glacier cherries
  • 11/2 cup cubed ready made marzipan
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 150 millilitres whole/full-fat milk
  • 1 egg


  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celcius
  • Mix the flour and sugar bowl
  • Cube the butter with a cold knife ensuring not to handle it too much
  • Rub the butter with your fingertips into the flour and sugar mixture
  • Add the baking powder, chopped cherry, and marzipan, and mix a little to combine
  • Combine the milk and vanilla essence together thoroughly
  • Pour the milk into the dry mixture and mix gently with a spoon - no more than 5 times around the bowl
  • Transfer the mixture onto a lightly floured surface
  • Push the dough together carefully without pressing down too firmly
  • Shape the dough into your desired shape and cut into squares or triangle (you can also make a round scone with a cutter but this can lead to overworking)
  • Grease a baking tray with some butter then transfer the scones onto the tray
  • Brush the top of the scones with the beaten egg and cook in the centre of your preheated oven for 12 minutes
  • When golden brown on top, remove and allow to cool for 15 minutes