A burst of sweet cherry flavor truly shines through in these simple Dried-Cherry Scones.
Yield: 8 to 10 scones
- 1½ cups self-rising soft-wheat flour*
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- ¼ cup cold butter
- ½ cup dried cherries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- Garnish: Devon cream and fresh cherries
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and ¼ cup sugar, whisking to blend. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add dried cherries, stirring to combine. Set aside.
- Add vanilla to cream. Add cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened and a dough forms. (If mixture seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a dough forms.)
- Using a levered ¼-cup scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle scones with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
- Bake until edges are light golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
- Garnish with Devon cream and fresh cherries, if desired.
*For testing purposes, we used White Lily Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour, available in grocery stores throughout the Southeastern region of the United States and online at whitelily.com.
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