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Monday, June 15, 2015

Cherry Dark Chocolate Scones

It's cherry season and folks and I love cherries.  The fresh cherries seem to be really good this season.  I hope I am not wrong about that.  So get out your cherry pitter and buy some fresh cherries today.  Try this recipe or one of the others that I have made in the past. 
These are great for breakfast or afternoon tea.  You know that afternoon tea is really just that 3:00 pick-me-up.
I have already pitted my cherries. Use some kind of good dark chocolate.  You could use dark chocolate chips if you have that on hand.
Start with 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick of very cold butter, cut into pieces.  Having it cut makes it easier to cut into the flour.
Using a pastry cutter or two forks cut the butter into the flour mixture.  You could use the food processor if you like.
It's all cut in.
3/4 cups chopped dark cherries and 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate.
Add the cherries
And chocolate
Stir them so that they become coated with the flour.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup French Vanilla coffee creamer
The recipe suggested that  you wrap the dough and put in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. This lets the butter get firm again and you get these nice pockets of butter in the dough.
Then roll out the dough on a lightly floured counter. Cut out with a cutter, or make the dough into more of a circle and cut in traditional scone fashion.
I cut mine with a cutter.  Place in a preheated 400 oven for 20 minutes.
Now to mix up a little glaze for the top.
3/4 cup powdered sugar (I didn't measure)
3 Tablespoons French Vanilla creamer
Whisk
Don't they look so good?  Let them cool for a little bit.
Then drizzle the tops with the glaze.  If you like a lot of glaze then glop it on if not use a spoon and just drizzle.

Cherry Dark Chocolate Scones Recipe

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt (if you use salted butter I wouldn't add)
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick cold butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup French Vanilla creamer
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
3/4 cup chopped fresh cherries

Preheat oven to 400.  Bake for 20 minutes

Glaze
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons French Vanilla


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