Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sour Cream Cherry Scones

My Valentine will begin his day with a breakfast treat.
This not-too-sweet scone is filled with dried cherries, sprinkled with chopped almonds then drizzled with a confectioner's glaze.
Sour Cream Cherry Scones
source: Land O Lakes

yields 16 scones @210 calories each

Topping
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon sugar

Scones
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup dried cherries**

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Combine sour cream, egg and almond extract in small bowl until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.

Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 7-inch circle. Place 2 inches apart onto large ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score each half into 8 wedges; do not separate. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes; separate scones. Store leftover scones in airtight container at room temperature.

*Substitute 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries.

NOTE: The glaze was made using 1 cup confectioner's sugar, 1/8 tsp. almond extract and enough cream or milk stirred in for desired consistency to drizzle onto cooled scones.

18 comments:

Beth said...

Lorraine, Your scones are beautiful - great images! I'll bet they are truly delicious as well!

Barbara F. said...

Yum! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your husband! xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lucky Hubby! Happy Valentine's Day-enjoy:@)

Leann said...

You always have fab recipes! I'm adding the ingredients to my market list and making them for Sunday!

Yumm!

Susan said...

What a fabulous treat those would be for Valentine's Day. They look scrumptuous, LDH. Just scrumptuous.

Happy Valentine's Day! Susan

Olga said...

They look so good! And as always great photos.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Desiree Macke said...

These look delicious! I'm going to have to attempt these.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Do you have rooms for rent? Those look amazing, as always!

lindsey said...

Wonderful!

SarahGeorge said...

You are always an inspiration:-) Happy valentines day to you dear Lorraine.

NanaDiana said...

Those look wonderful! I am saving this recipe for sure- xo Diana

Winnie said...

Lorraine -the scones look amazing and inviting!!
And the photos are beautiful :)

Ann said...

what a great way for your Valentine to start his day. They look really good

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They look delicious! What a romantic way to start the day :)

Debbie Petras said...

Lorraine this looks to good! Of course, I had to pin it. I am so hungry right now.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These look so yummy, Lorraine!!

I have you entered in my Giveaway!! Good luck to you!!
Have a great weekend!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Just a little something from Judy said...

These sconces look amazing! How do you keep so slender? You share so many great looking recipes. This is one my friend would love. Thanks for sharing it.

Micupoftea~ said...

Looks good enough to eat---perfect with scrabbled eggs and tea! Hope your day was sweet~
S

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