Follow by Email

Saturday, July 28, 2012

White Chocolate Cherry Scones

Olympic week continues.  I hope you will like all of these British favorites and maybe have a tea party of your own. But don't think you need to have a tea party to enjoy scones.  They are great any time.
This is all you will need to make these really good scones.
Start with 2 cups all purpose flour.
Add 1/3 c sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Then add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Before you cut your cold butter go ahead and get the rest of the ingredients ready.  In a bowl add 1 egg, 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.  Mix these up well and set aside.
Make sure they are well blended.
Then have your 1/2 cup dried cherries chopped.  I found that the ulu is really good for chopping dried fruit.
You also need 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate chips.
Now it is time to get the butter out of the fridge and cut it into pieces.  You will need 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter.  This is one stick.
Add the butter to the flour mixture and work it into the flour using a pastry cutter or two forks.  You just want to make sure all the butter is cut into the flour mixture well.
Now add the egg/sour cream mixture to the flour.  Work it in well with the pastry cutter. Then add the chopped cherries and white chocolate.  Mix well.
After everything is well mixed you will want to gather it up in a ball and turn out onto a floured counter. Press out to about 1/2 inch thick.  You can use any kind of cutter you like to cut out the scones.
I used a round cutter to cut the scones.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  I made an egg wash to brush on top of the scones.  One egg and one tablespoon of milk beaten together well. After the egg wash I added some decorative sugar to the top. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for about 15 minutes.  I set the timer for 10 minutes and then added time.  You don't want the bottoms to burn.
The final product, lovely browned scones.  Serve them with some Devonshire cream.
White Chocolate Cherry Scones Recipe

2 c all purpose flour
1/3 c sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 c dried cherries chopped
1/2 c white chocolate chips chopped
1/2 c sour cream
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400.
In a medium bowl mix flour, 1/3 c sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Slice butter into flour mixture use pastry cutter to incorporated the butter.  Add chopped cherries and chocolate.

In a small bowl whisk sour cream and egg until smooth; stir in vanilla.  Add to flour mixture and mix.
Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.  You can use a cookie cutter or cut into wedges.  Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake until golden about 15-17 minutes.
If desired drizzle with melted white chocolate.

No comments:

Post a Comment