Scrumptious Cherry Scones, a tasty treat for afternoon tea or anytime you want a delicious scone. I add a special ingredient to bring out the flavors!
I don’t have a big, sweet tooth. Maybe that is why I love scones, Authentic scones are not very sweet and my scrumptious cherry scones are extra yummy.
I am always disappointed when I see the heavily iced creations that some bakeries try to pass off as scones in the U.S.
Real scones are basically a slightly sweetened biscuit with a bit of egg added into the dough.
The sweetness comes from the preserves or jams served with it.
And the clotted cream to top it off…mmmmm.
But I have yet to find a good clotted cream in the U.S. so I substitute with a rich, thick, whipped cream.
The dark chunks you see in these scone are dried cherries.
I only use the dried cherries from Costco, all others I have tried just do not taste like cherries.
Now on to the recipe.
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 TB of sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 slightly beaten egg
- ½ tsp Almond Extract
- ½ cup Buttermilk
- ⅓ cup dried cherries
- Let cherries soak in buttermilk while combining other ingredients.
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda.
- Add salt and sugar.
- Cut in butter until fine and crumbly.
- In separate bowl combine buttermilk, cherries, almond extract and egg.
- Mix into dry ingredients.
- Plop dough out on slightly floured surface.
- Knead dough a few times gently, not much, just a few times.
- I put the entire ball of dough on baking pan covered with parchment paper and pat out to a ½ inch thick circle and cut into 8 wedges.
- Don't separate wedges just bake as is.
- You can cut the scones out with a biscuit cutter or into other shapes if you prefer.
- Optional: Brush top with buttermilk and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top for a bit of glitz.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes
I serve mine with cherry pie filling instead of cherry preserves as I have yet to find any preserves that actually taste like cherries.
And of course they are not complete without a big dollop of heavy whipping cream.
And that is my cherry scone recipe.
Grab your fork and Enjoy!