Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cherry Cream Scones

There's nothing better for breakfast, lunch or just a snack than a scone and a good cup of tea. I'm always looking for baked goods that have a low refined sugar content and scones fit the bill. When I ran across this recipe with only 3 tbls. sugar and cherries, one of my favorite fruits, I knew I had to give them a try.

They came together really well, a very soft and tender dough. I had to resist the urge to knead in too much flour. But I know that scones benefit from a light hand, so I only kneaded enough to bring the dough together and fold in the cherries. The next time I make these I'll be sure to have some turbinado sugar on hand to sprinkle on top.

The texture was moist and not heavy. The flavor was clean, a light hint of almond with the sweet/tart of the cherries. Very good, these will definitely be a keeper.

We ate one round and the other went into the freezer. Mmmm, something to look forward to.

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I'm not sure where this recipe came from I think it might have been one of the Reiman publications.

Cherry Cream Scones

3/4 cup dried cherries
1 cup boiling water
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg, separated
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Additional sugar

Soak cherries in water for 10 minutes. Drain well. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in the butter. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk, sour cream, cream and extract. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently six to eight times. Knead in cherries. Divide dough in half and shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 6-in. circle. Cut into six wedges. Repeat with remaining ball. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Beat the egg white until foamy; brush tops of scones and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes.


Ann said...

This looks so comforting and yum!

Mary said...

Double ditto the previous comment :-).

Sandy Jenney said...

I have to say I have never thought of making my own scones. I only get them when I go to a coffee shop..and then they are like a special treat! Thanks for adding this yummy sounding recipe to Share my Recipe Sunday

Snow White said...

these look perfect for us too! they'll be a nice treat for my hubby who loves cherries!

Stacie said...

I have only had scones once. I love cherries this sounds yummy.

Too Many Hats said...

Scones! I have never made any on my own, but so enjoy them when out. I love the name of your blog.

chicamom85 said...

That sounds so good. I have made homemade scones and they are so good because they are so fresh. Often the ones I buy are too dry.

Thanks Anne

Anissa said...

Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

I am Harriet said...

YUM! I can smell the aroma here :)

heartnsoulcooking said...

This recipe sound and looks so delish. Hope you have the time to visit my blog. Thanks!!! Geri

Jaynie said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I loved checking out all of your sites.

Ave said...

Looks really tasty!

Anonymous said...

I love making homemade scones. Love the idea of the cherries and almond extract. Yum!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi Jaynie! This scone recipe sounds great I am glad you joined us for TMTT this week.