Yield: 8 Servings
|1 cup||Dried sour cherries|
|1 cup||Warm water|
|1 cup||Whole wheat flour|
|2 teaspoons||Baking powder|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|¼ teaspoon||Ground nutmeg|
|½ cup||Chilled butter; cut in bits|
|1 large||Egg yolk|
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:12:23 -0500 From: beck4@... (Eileen & Bob Holze) 1. Soak cherries in warm water. Let stand until softened, 1 hour. Drain and discard liquid.
2. Preheat oven to 375 deg.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Using a patry blender cut butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
4. Mix together egg yolk and buttermilk.
5. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add egg mixture and cherries all at once to well, tossing with a fork until a soft dough forms.
6. On a floured surface, knead dough 10 times. Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to a 1 in. thickness. Using a floured 3 in. heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out scones. Gather trimmings, roll dough to a 1 in.
thickness, and cut out more scones.
7. Place scones, 1 in. apart, on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 min. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. NOTES
: With a tempting blend of sweet and sour, these Valentine scones relect the true nature of romance. Make these scones in a variety of shapes.
Serve with honey, sweet butter, or jam. Makes 8 scones.
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