Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cherry Scones

I love long as they are not over baked!  Don't stray far from the oven.  These beautiful babies don't take long to bake so watch them closely.  As soon as you see them turn golden brown they are done.  Enjoy!

Cherry Scones
makes 6

1/3 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup boiling water

Soak cherries in hot water for 10 minutes and then drain and set aside.

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon sea salt
 Suggestions:  Pure Ocean, fine or Pink Himalayan, fine

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

1/4-cup butter, room temperature

Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

1 egg, separated

1/4-cup sour cream
1/3 cup Half and Half
3/4 teaspoon almond extract

In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolk, sour cream, cream and extract. Add the sour cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until soft dough forms.
Mix in the cherries and then knead the dough lightly on a floured surface just until dough can be handled. Shape dough into a ball and pat into a 6-inch circle on a greased baking sheet

Reserved egg white
1 teaspoon Lemon c.a.n.e sugar

Cut into six wedges (separate them slightly) and brush with beaten egg white and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes.

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