Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Inspired by an April/May 2003 Taste of Home recipe, and adapted to fit our tastes, these have been a big hit around here & DH's work.
- 3 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup milk, plus
- 2 tablespoons milk, divided
- 1 1⁄3 cups dried cherries
- 2⁄3 cup vanilla or 2⁄3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 drop almond extract
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder & soda.
- Cut in butter.
- Combine yogurt & 1/4 cup milk; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
- Add in the cherries & chips & knead about 8-10 times.
- On greased baking sheet, pat the dough into a 9-inch circle.
- Cut into 8 pie shaped wedges.
- Mix the 2 Tablespoons milk with the one drop of almond extract & brush over the top of each wedge.
- Separate wedges slightly & bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with butter.
I love cherries and I love almond flavor so this was just great for us. I used my scone pan and worked perfectly as far as time and temp.
*Tink, these are SO delicious! They're super easy to make, too. I've been trying different scone recipes lately, and this one is definately my favourite! The one thing I would do differently next time is to stir in the cherries and chips with the dry ingredients, to make it easier to stir them in evenly. I'd also forgo the kneading, and just stir it until it comes together (but that's just my preference!) I loved the touch of almond extract in the milk to brush on top - such a simple but decadent touch! *Tink, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Made for Think Pink Tag, Fall 2009.
I really liked these. I have never had scones before but now I know what I have been missing I will have to make them more often.