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Scones with Griottines

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You won't need two bites at the cherry with these delicious morsels! New to the UK they make for a unique Christmas present or speciality gift idea - Griottines - high quality Morello cherries steeped in Kirsch or Cointreau, for the ultimate in gourmet dining.

These ruby red gems are produced in France using a special type of Morello cherry - the Oblachinska - found only in the Balkans. Glacé cherries they are not! To conserve the unique flavour and physical characteristics of the fruit, the first maceration of the cherries in liqueur takes place within six hours of picking. After rigorous sorting, grading and de-stoning the Morello cherries are steeped in different liqueurs for successive macerations over a six month period based on a secret recipe and age-old traditions. The last maceration provides the final touch of Kirsch, which is the hallmark of Griottines, or Cointreau for a discerning alternative. The Kirsch or Cointreau infused Griottines and their liqueur have a 15% alcohol content.

Griottines are suitable for a wide range of sweet or savoury recipes and make stunning additions to cocktails. A new recipe booklet containing 13 recipe ideas and serving suggestions comes free with every purchase. Think luxury trifle, black forest cake, chocolate roulade, smoked fish, ham, duck or melon with Griottines to name but a few ideas. Griottines are also delicious eaten simply on their own, or with ice cream for a quick and simple, yet impressive gastronomic dessert.

They make ideal gifts for friends and family and come in 35cl jars or packaged in elegant, red gift boxes for more premium appeal. Griottines are 100% natural and can be bought from delicatessens, fine food shops, farm shops or online at

Scones with GriottinesIngredients for Scones with Griottines

450g flour
3g salt
30g baking powder
85g butter
150g Griottines
120g egg
200g milk
30g sugar

How to make Scones with Griottines

  • Sieve flour and baking powder.
  • Rub in butter.
  • Add the egg and milk and knead into a dough.
  • Add Griottines and mix well.
  • Roll out the dough to a 1 cm thickness and cut to the required size.
  • Brush with egg and bake in warm oven at 200°C for approximately 20 minuites.
  • Leave to cool the scones and serve.

Serves 6 to 8

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