(Content previously published on my old Filigreen blog in Jan. 2013)
I saved a scone recipe some time ago and decided to make them recently as a sweet way to wrap up the blessed extra time with my children during their break from school. Naturally, I didn't have the two key flavor ingredients so I had to substitute . . . and they turned out SO GOOD! Maybe next time I will try with the original ingredients, but these were so delicious as they were, that I may just keep them that way.
Cherry and White Chocolate Scones
1 1/2 c. + 2 TBS. all-purpose flour
5 TBS. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. dried cherries, chopped
1/3 c. white almond bark bar, roughly chopped
1 c. heavy cream
1-2 TBS. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling (I used decorative white sugar crystals)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 deg. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; stir well. Stir in the dried cherries and almond bark. Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture, stirring until just incorporated. Using well-floured hands and counter, turn the mixture out of the bowl and pat out to 1/2" depth. Use a floured 1 1/2" circle cutter to cut out rounds; transfer to cookie sheet, placing 1 1/2" apart. Gently bring scraps together and reroll to cut the rest. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the decorative sugar. Bake for 16-18 minutes, turning pan halfway through the baking time. Makes 25 - 1 1/2" scones. Cool for a few minutes before enjoying with lemon curd and creme fraiche!
(Original recipe called for freeze-dried strawberries & white chocolate chips. Here's a link to original: http://dinahs-dishes.com/2012/01/20/strawberry-and-cream-scones/)
Faux Creme Fraiche
1 c. Cool Whip, regular
2 TBS. sour cream
Mix thoroughly and lavish on warm scones.
As the mother of two dear daughters, having a tea party is for us the height of ladylike elegance. Whether we go out to a favorite tea shop, meet with their vivacious aunts in someone's home, or just have a little party for us in our own kitchen, we think this is the best way to celebrate a special occasion or to make an ordinary day into one!
I am Kelly - a wife, mother, cook, gardener, sewist, and much more. Creativity is the gift that I have been blessed with, and it has been a river of blessings to me. A creative outlet is good for you, body and soul. This blog is about helping you find ways to fit more creativity into your life, to enrich your own life and that of others.