Monday, May 21, 2012

Cherry Chocolate Scones


                                                            Fresh Farmers Market Cherries


                               Ever since my early teen years I have had a long love affair with -
             Cherry/Chocolate combination. Thank you, Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. You changed
                  my life with that flavor combo. There was no greater comfort food for me than
                      that Ice Cream. Fast forward to the present time and I go gaga...over
                             Cherry/Chocolate anything. This recipe is beyond delicious.
                        A moist scone is a very rare thing to come across and this recipe is the
                         best one I've ever had. You can play with the flavors add blueberries
                                     and white chocolate chips the sky is the limit. Enjoy.

                                                               Cherry Chocolate Scones

             2 cups all purpose flour
             1/2 cup sugar
             1 teaspoon baking powder
             1/4 teaspoon baking soda
             1/2 teaspoon salt
             1 teaspoon vanilla
             8 oz butter, frozen
             1/2 cup fresh cherries, chopped
             1/3 cup chocolate chips
             1/2 sour cream
             1 egg
             1 tablespoon of sugar for on top

          1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.
          2) In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking flour.
          Grate frozen butter into flour mixture. Mix with fingers until flour resembles
          coarse meal. Stir in vanilla, cherries and chocolate. Mix.
          3) In a small bowl whisk together sour cream and egg until smooth.
          4) Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until large
          dough clumps form. Use hands to press dough against bowl and form into a
          ball. The dough will be very sticky at this point. It should be.
          5) Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7 by 8 inch
          circle and 3/4 inch wide. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Using a sharp
          knife cut into 8 triangles. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and have
          1 inch apart. Bake until golden. 15 to 17 min or until done.  Cool.
     

50 comments:

  1. Oh, heaven! I was just telling my man how I've been craving scones, and these sound perfect! I'm definitely making some this weekend. Yum! I love cherry season!

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  2. pour me a cup of coffee.. im on my way over..these look so good, cherry and chocolate..oh my ! Such a great combo...and your pics as always are AMAZING!

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  3. These look fantastic!
    I think your photography and food styling keeps getting better!

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  4. Scones are my favorite coffee mate. YUM!

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  5. oooh, cherries are my absolute fave! These scones look so mouthwatering... Memorial Day dessert? I think yes ;)

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  6. Ooh...cheeries and chocolate. The only thing I like better is raspberries and chocolate! LOL

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  7. That would be cherries! Where is auto correct when you need it?

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  8. I'm definitely making these! Do you think I will have to alter the recipe at all for being at 4,500 altitude? Usually I add a tablespoon of flour to my dry mixes.

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  9. I really like scones but I've never made them. My 11 yr old neighbor loves to bake & she makes them!

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  10. I've been craving scones...these look delish!! Great flavor combo!

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  11. you + I must be on the same wavelength, because i went out + bought everything today to make scones tomorrow morning. the only difference is that mine will have fresh farmer's market strawberries instead of cherries. =) love the addition of chocolate in yours, too - they look + sound great. hope mine turn out as fab as yours!

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  12. oh, man! it's recipes like this that I have to stay away from your blog!! too much goodness to go around!

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  13. what farmers market did you go to? those cherries look amazing. and those scones too

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  14. These sound amazing, Val! I love the photo set up with the chalkboard:)

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  15. What a great combination of flavors! YUM!

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  16. Agreed, cherry anything is really wonderful. Jamba Juice use to do this really good cherry smoothie but no longer. I'm right with you. I am marking this for sure. Take care,

    Shauna

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  17. Mercy me.....does that ever look delicious!!!!

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  18. well these look perfectly lovely!!! I love scones so much and I find that homemade ones are a rarity.

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  19. val i LOVED cherry garcia too! that little pint went fast in my house. :) i'm making a cherry recipe on the blog today too! it's just that season, i guess. a moist scone is rare, so i will definitely try these! yumm!

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  20. Wish I had a scone to eat right now with my coffee. They look gorgeous. I love the cherry chocolate flavor too. Kashi makes a pretty good granola bar with dried cherries and dark chocolate!

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  21. These look so good!! I want a bite!

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  22. Val, you just keep coming up with all kinds of beautiful ways to photograph your goodies! LOVE that first picture! I've never tried making scones...but I do love them!

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  23. I *love* scones. I will tuck this recipe away for safe keeping, thank you! =) YUMMMMM-E!

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  24. I get hungry every time I visit your blog - how delicious do these look!

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  25. i am crazy for cherries! I am crazy period but nonetheless I love these scones!

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  26. For my Dad on Father's Day morning. (He's 82}
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  27. I love cherries yummy!!

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  28. How tasty do those look! Thanks for sharing another great recipe! I guess it's time to heat up my lunch :)

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  29. These sound absolutely wonderful! I love the combination of cherry and chocolate! :)

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  30. What a great recipe! I make cherry chocolate scones every summer when the cherries are in season and I can pick them. xo

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  31. Delicious! I love making scones-especially cherry. I have to try your cherry/chocolate combination!
    -Lynn

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  32. I too have this cherry/chocolate obsession!!! These are fabulous Val!!!

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  33. I have never had cherry garcia ice cream, but I just started to make my own...maybe I should go for a cherry chocolate flavor!

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  34. I think scones are the perfect little anytime sweet treat. These will need to be made soon!

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  35. These look amazing! Gorgeous pics too! xo

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  36. your styling is amazing--love the chalkboard! and of course these look amazing

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  37. I love the combo of chocolate and cherries, and these little scones look so perfect Val! LOVE your chalkboard, too. You just reminded me I have a big chalkboard tabletop from a wine party sitting in my garage. Forgotten. Time to unearth that bad boy!

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  38. I tried this recipe today. They tasted great, but were a little flatter than I expected. Any ideas what might have gone wrong? 2 sticks of butter, right?

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  39. Hi Lori, Was the butter frozen? That's the only thing I can think of? Baking soda and baking powder?

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  40. Every Friday, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday. I love this post so much I'm featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution) and I hope you have no objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

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  41. These scones sound so good! Wish I had one for breakfast right now :)

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  42. We bought a big container of cherries at the farmers market last weekend too. They just scream summer and I love it! These look amazing and we make scones for weekend breakfast all the time so I will definitely be making these. Have a great weekend! xo

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  43. Oh my goodness, Val, those scones look soooo delicious! I wish I could eat one right now. I have a cherry post planned for next week. It doesn't look quite as yummy as yours though. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  44. They look & sound totally delicious! I just stumbled across your great blog & have just signed up as your latest follower. I look forward to popping back soon for some more yummy recipes and inspiration!

    Melissah
    Country Style Chic

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  45. Wonderful recipe Miss Val. When are you going to write your own cookbook? Seriously, you should look into that! Have a happy weekend.

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  46. So I made these last week and they were delicious! They did double in size though. And I used the new dark chocolate chips by Nestle. omg, soo good. I'll have to zero in on the ingredient amounts for the altitude.

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  47. Oh I SO need to try my hand at scones...I don't know why but the dough intimidates me! These look divine - I wish I had access to that many cherries this time of year!!!

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