Sunday, May 13, 2012
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones in Minutes
To all the mothers out there I would like to wish you a Happy Mother's day! To help celebrate the special day, you might like to treat your mom to breakfast in bed with these dark chocolate cherry almond scones recipe. In fact, if you have a food processor you can have them ready for the oven in a matter of minutes.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Scones
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter cut into small pieces
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup toasted sliced almond
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dark Belgian chocolate
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sliced almond
In a food processor add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Pulse, to blend the dry ingredients. Add the butter and process until the texture of coarse meal. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and gently toss in the dried cherries, sliced toasted almonds and chocolate pieces. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and vanilla with the sour cream. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the egg mixture. Mix gently to combine with a wooden spoon. Transfer to a work surface and pat with your hand to a thick disk. Place the dough on a tray which has been lined with parchment paper. Roll out the dough to about 1/2” thickness. Cut into 8 wedges and using a spatula separate them, so as to bake them 2" apart. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar and almonds on top of each scone. Bake in a pre-heated 400º F oven for 12-15 minutes. Makes 8 large scones. Serve with butter or your favourite jam.