Cherry Scones

Kathy W

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@Kattyw

Wanted something different for breakfast, so I looked through my recipes and found this. I've had it so long, I can't even remember where I got it.

They are great for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Serve with butter and jam.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
3-5 Tbsp
sugar (use 5 tbsp sugar for a sweeter scone)
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
cold butter
1/2 c
dried cherries (or dried fruit of your choice)
1/2 c
chopped nuts (your favorite)
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/3 c
buttermilk
note: no buttermilk? use 1/3 cup milk with 1 tsp of lemon juice added. let stand a few minutes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400°.
Line baking sheeet with parchment paper.
2
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3
Cut butter in with a pastry blender until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
4
Mix in dried fruit and nuts.
5
Add egg and buttermilk. Stir just until mixture holds together. Dough will be sticky. (If too dry, add another tablespoon of buttermilk)
6
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead about 8-10 times. Pat into about a 9-in circle. Cut into 8-12 wedges.
7
Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Hashtags: #nuts, #scones, #cherries