Chocolate, cherry and coconut scone tray bake

4 Apr


Chocolate and cherry scone tray bake - The Hungry Mum.

I found myself with a hankering to make scones on the weekend. I made a batch of traditional scones before I had a light bulb moment: tray bake. With chocolate. And dried cherries. And coconut.

The smell of freshly baked scones is amazing. When you top them with extra deliciousness in the form of shredded coconut, dark chocolate ganache and dried cherries the aroma is off the scale! My kitchen smelt so good and I have to say, waaaay too many scones were sampled in the name of research. Ooops! #sorryNotSorry

The scone recipe itself is super doper easy – just three ingredients mixed to a dough then plonked on a tray. It couldn’t be any easier. If you want to just make traditional scones using this recipe I won’t mind at all. Feel free to drop some off at my house coz I love scones!

If you don’t have any cherries that’s fine – the chocolate and coconut combo is amazing without the dried fruit.


3 cups self-raising flour

1 cup of cream

1 cup lemonade

Shredded coconut

50 grams dried cherries

Chocolate ganache – In a small pan over low heat melt together half a cup of single / pouring cream with 125 grams dark chocolate broken into chunks. Stir together until melted and glossy then set aside to cool completely. Don’t take your eyes off it as it can burn and be ruined.

Cherry, chocolate and coconut scone tray bake. The Hungry Mum


Start by making the ganache and set aside.

Preheat oven to 220 C and spray a flat cookie tray with non-stick baking spray.

In a large bowl stir together the cream, lemonade and flour until combined then tip onto a lightly floured bench and knead for a few minutes until the dough comes together.

Place on the tray and gently form it to the shape of a rectangle – we are going for rustic here so don’t even attempt to make it perfect. You want the dough to be about 2cm thick.

Bake for 10 minutes, and then remove to the bench. Drizzle over the chocolate ganache, then sprinkle over the cherries and top with coconut and cook for another 8-12 minutes, depending on the size of your scone and the heat of your oven. Keep an eye on it, as the coconut will burn if you bake it too long.

Serve warm with tea.

easy scone tray bake - The Hungry Mum


30 Responses to “Chocolate, cherry and coconut scone tray bake”

  1. Lisa @ cheergerm April 4, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    Oh, a scone tray bake, tops idea and I love a dried cherry. Noice one Mrs H.

    • The Hungry Mum April 4, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      hey hey! Thanks 🙂 Was pretty happy with the way it turned out #ateLots

  2. Ivette April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    I love scones, I bet I would love this one! Looks really good.

    • The Hungry Mum April 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

      It makes a good theing even better, as chocolate has a tendency to do 🙂

  3. chef mimi April 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    I don’t usually love scones, but I’ll make an exception for these!!!

  4. missemzyy April 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Such a clever idea! Great flavour combination! 🙂

  5. davegon April 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Sounds like a great combination of flavors!

  6. Laura (PA Pict) April 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    Nice! If I can find dried cherries I will be so making this. Yum.

    • The Hungry Mum April 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm #

      I stumbled across them in Costco, in a giant bag of course! Feel free to omit them if you can;t find them, it is just as delish with just the coconut and choc x

      • Laura (PA Pict) April 5, 2016 at 12:21 am #

        I’m a Costco member so will have to check it out.

      • The Hungry Mum April 8, 2016 at 8:25 am #

        Def! I have gone crazy baking with them this week 🙂

  7. bhumi April 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    This is so very yummy…

  8. Laura @ Feast Wisely April 6, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    Yum Hungry Mum – love the idea of the tray bake!

    • The Hungry Mum April 6, 2016 at 5:21 am #

      I am going to have to make tray bakes again! I love how rustic (!) you can make it.

  9. Tanya Finley April 6, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    What a great way to make scones! They look absolutely delicious.

  10. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) April 6, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Love this idea, will have to give it a go next time I make scones….. I mean a scone 😉

    • The Hungry Mum April 8, 2016 at 8:23 am #

      Yes! One great big decadent scone is the way of the future 🙂

  11. hotlyspiced April 6, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    When I was growing up in NZ my mother always made scones on the weekend. It was something every mother seemed to be able to do without even needing to refer to a recipe. Scones do seem to have gone out of fashion but this is a great way of bringing them back xx

    • The Hungry Mum April 8, 2016 at 8:24 am #

      I love a home-made scone and if we’re ever out of town and I see a Devonshire tea I am all over it. Scones need a revival – so easy yet so delish and comforting.

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 7, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    I’ve never seen scones done like this but it would make things really easy not having to cut them out.

    • The Hungry Mum April 8, 2016 at 8:18 am #

      Yes, and if you happen to be the type of person who likes a bigger piece #ahem #me you can just cut off what you want 🙂

  13. Cake Queen April 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Love the idea of a scone traybake! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum April 8, 2016 at 8:23 am #

      Thank you! I was so happy with how it turned out x

  14. Redbird Recipes April 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm #


  15. leaf (the indolent cook) April 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    Awesome flaours, and I love the idea of making scones this way!

  16. KJ April 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Delicious as always!!

  17. ChgoJohn April 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Looks fantastic and that smell would have set me off, too. How does one apply for a job on your research team?

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