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Almond Cherry Scones
2 3/4 cup Flour
1/3 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
10 tablespoons cold Butter, cubed
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup plain Yogurt (full fat, preferably Greek yogurt)
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1 cup dried Cherries, roughly chopped
3/4 cup sliced Almonds, (1/2 cup in dough, 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top)
2 tablespoons Milk, for brushing
1 teaspoon Sugar, for dusting
2 tablespoons Butter melted
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Almond Extract
2 tablespoons Milk
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add cold, cubed butter cut in to flour with a pastry cutter.
Flour mixture should be the consistency of oatmeal. It's Ok if there are a few larger chunks of butter.
Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet in to the well.
Take spatula and gently fold wet and dry ingredients together. Stop when half way mixed.
When making scones you want to be very careful not to over mix, they will become tough.
Now you can add the cherries and sliced almond. Continue to fold gently until ingredients are incorporated.
Then split it into to equal balls.
Brush with milk.
Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup portion of the almond slices, and then with sugar, half teaspoon per round. Just enough sugar to give them a nice sparkle.
Now take a very large knife and cut into 4 or 6 pie pieces.
Remove dough from freezer and place in oven for 25 minutes.
Remove scones from oven. Pick up parchment paper on both ends and remove from baking sheet to counter top or cooling rack. You want to stop the baking process. If they are on a hot pan they will continue to bake.
These would be luverly with your Saturday morning coffee. They are really quite easy you could probably whip yourself up a batch lickety split before your chitlin's get up in the morning!
Have a great weekend!
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