Tart dried cherries paired with creamy white chocolate chips make scrumptious scones worthy of any table. Add a touch of elegance with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or proper English clotted cream. Whether dressed up or plain, these deliciously decadent scones can only delight.
True Tea Time Takers
Fresh out of the oven airy scones make a sophisticated snack fit for discerning eaters. Scones beg for a hot cup of tea. Sip a cup and nibble on a sweet homemade scone to take off the bitter edge of strong as coffee, British-style brewed tea.
Best of British Baking
As a true anglophile, I savor scones down to the last feathery crumb. One bite into the most British of baked goods and I am transcended back to happy days of travel on the other side of the pond. I managed to find five-star bakeries featuring fantastically fresh scones everywhere from the smallest Beatrix Potter-like village to the largest overly-congested city.
The Scones Dreams Are Made Of
Dainty scones have a storybook fairy tale look. What could be more enchanting than a plate of tasty treats served on frilly china?
For more than 20 years, I have proudly served these scones. They dress up ordinary days into something more special.
Cherry White Chocolate Scones
Ingredients:1/3 cup buttermilk 1 egg, cold 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/3 cup white chocolate chips 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold 2 tablespoons shortening (plain Crisco brand)
In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cherries and white chocolate chips. Set aside.
Shift flour and sugar in another large bowl. Cut in butter and shortening until a fine crumb forms. Fold in liquid mixture and combine just until a soft dough is formed.
Place dough on a floured surface and gently knead a few times. Roll out to approximately 1-1/2 inches thick. Use a biscuit cutter to make uniform circles. Do not overwork dough. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
This recipe is an adaptation from the glory 1990 days of Bon Appetite.