Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Very tasty cherry scones

I have not been well for the last week or so - it is that time of the year for catching unpleasant cold/flu viruses. I got a bit bored staying indoors all day, sleeping, drinking lots and lots of ginger, lemon and honey tea, reading, today I thought I will do something "useful" and bake some nice cherry scones my big sis made last summer. Mmmmm, the aroma of these little beauties has spread around the house. I just had two! They are so more-ish! And soooo easy to make!

So here comes the recipe:

Very tasty cherry scones

850g flour
30g sugar
285g butter
180ml milk
180ml buttermilk (I used yoghurt)
2 eggs
40g baking powder
170g dried sour cherry
1tbsp lemon zest
pinch of salt (I did not add any as I used salted butter)

Just mix flour, sugar, baking powder with butter until it becomes sort of crumbly. Then add cherries, mix well, add lightly whisked eggs, milk and buttermilk (yoghurt) bit by bit, and lemon zest goes in too. You will end up with lumpy dough. It needs to stand in the fridge for half an hour or 40 minutes, then rolled out on the surface dusted with flour (I would say 2.5cm or 2 fingers high). Then cut the round scones and bake in a preheated oven (200C or Gas Mark 6) for 25-30 minutes or so, until beautifully golden.

 I think I'm going to go to the kitchen now and have another one... With a nice cup of tea. It's nearly 5 o'clock, right?