Cherry Almond White Chocolate Scones

Ingredients

3/4 cup White Sugar
7 3/4 cups Flour
5 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
5 1/2 sticks Butter
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Cherry Juice
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
3/4 cup Cherries
3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
For the Glaze:
1/2 cup Cream (Light or Heavy works)
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract

Preparation

1
Begin by adding together your dry ingredients; the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
2
Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter. If you don't have a pastry cutter, a fork or two knives also will work.
3
Mix together the buttermilk, cherry juice, almond extract, cherries and chocolate chips.
4
Combine it with the flour until just mixed and form it into a ball of dough.
5
If you use cherries in juice like I did, you may need a little extra flour. If this is the case, simply bring it out onto a floured surface and gently knead in any extra flour (about 1/4 cup) that's needed until you have a suitable dough.The less kneading the better.
6
Place sections of dough into a scone pan or flatten out your ball to a 1" circle and cut 8 slices.
7
If you're using a scone pan, place into the oven at 350 for 30 to 35 min. If you're baking straight from a baking sheet, your time may be a few minutes less.
8
To make the glaze, heat up the cream until it just begins to steam.
9
Remove from heat and add in the chocolate chips. Stir a few times until melted.
10
Add in the almond extract and powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.
11
Serve over scones.

 



Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 3:57am

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