Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dried Cherry Scones

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup dried cherries
Egg wash, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water, beaten
Sugar, for sprinkling
1 bag sliced almonds, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 325*

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Work in butter with fingers.

Combine wet ingredients and mix into dry just until moistened. Add cherries. Mixture will be very sticky. Turn onto floured surface and knead 5 times with floured hands. Pat out to ½ inch thick and cut into triangles or circles.

Brush tops with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar and almonds generously (make sure they are pushed down into the dough to where they will stay).

Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.


Dion said...

That's my girl! 'Bout time you posted some of your mad cooking skills!

Joz1234 said...

mmm...this sounds great! I'll have to try it.