Fresh Farmers Market Cherries
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 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.