Looking for an easy, whip-it-up breakfast, brunch, or snack idea? Look no further than my FAVORITE dried cherry scones! They are simple to make and simply de-lish!!!!!
The scone process is easier than you think. Watch.....
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Add the wet ingredients.
Stir in the dried fruit or nuts.
Shape into a ball on a floured surface, or on a Silpat.
Flatten the dough into a disc and cut into wedges.
Place the wedges on a cookie sheet.
Brush with egg whites, cinnamon-sugar, or whatever the recipe says to put on top.
Bake and Voila! Fresh and easy~
I even freeze half of them on a cookie sheet before baking and
save them in a ziplock for another day.
Here's the recipe!
- ¾ cup dried sweet cherries
- 1 cup boiling water
- 3 cups all purpose flour (I often substitute half whole wheat flour, but if you do this, add a bit more liquid.
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 egg, separated
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup half and half
Soak cherries in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender or knife.
Combine egg yolk, sour cream, half and half, and almond extract.
Add to flour mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface and knead gently 6-8 times.
Knead in cherries until evenly distributed.
Divide dough in half and shape into two balls.
Put each ball into a 6-inch circle.
Cut each into 6 wedges with a sharp knife.
Place scones on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Beat egg white until foamy.
Brush the top of the scones with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.