Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chocolate Chip-Cherry Scones

So, today I made these:

I have made these before, but I changed the recipe a little and I think I like it better this way. They are a little more 'cake-like' in the middle - not as dry. AND these are mini scones.

This round:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw this time)
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup buttermilk (yes, buttermilk!)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and mixture resembles small peas. 

2. In a small measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and vanilla extract and then add to flour mixture. Stir just until the dough comes together (add more buttermilk or flour as necessary). Do not over mix the dough.

3. Turn dough out onto wax paper or lightly floured surface (or divide dough in half for mini scones); gently press of pat dough into a round. Cut round into 8 wedges. Place wedges 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet (or line your baking sheet with a silicone baking mat). Brush tops of wedges with milk, cream, or coffee creamer (if you have some in your fridge) just until moistened.

3. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe from Joy of Baking


J. Sapp said...

These look soooooo good!! Must try!

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