Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cherry Cardamon Scones

Since I am a bit behind on the Gracious Hospital-i-tea Blog-a-thon AND I had a request for my scones, I thought I would share this recipe with you. (this fulfills the "What to serve at a tea" question ) :)

Cherry Cardamon Scones

2 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. ground cardamon
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
6 T. unsalted, softened butter
1 egg
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla extract
2/3 c. dried cherries, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degreesF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (do not oil or spray) and set aside. Combine flour, sugar,baking powder, cardamon, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until it is well mixed and the flour resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

In seperate medium bowl, lightly beat the egg. Whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla. Add this to the flour mixture. Stir to combine. Gently fold in cherries.

Drop the scones into 8 rounded balls on the parchment lined cookie sheet a couple of inches apart. The scones will rise and enlarge considerably. Bake until golden brown, about 17-20 minutes. cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.


Marye said...

Those look fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Steph said...

Ooooo - cardamom is my favorite spice! I will give these a try!

Steph said...

PS - I cook mostly with whole wheat, so if you have any tips on that recipe conversion, please share!

Party Wishes SCV said...

You can use a mixture of unbleached organic white flour and whole wheat to measure to 2 cups.

Party Wishes SCV said...

Just to clarify...Whole Wheat PASTRY flour. Thanks!