Friday, May 2, 2008

The yummiest scones

Just a quick post to give a recipe to my mom. I am baking breakfast for 125 people today and have a lot to do still! I'll try to get up photos of the event tomorrow when it is done!

Cherry, Chocolate and Buttermilk Scones

1 cup flour
1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 salt
1 t. orange zest
8 T. unsalted butter cold
3/4 c. dried cherries chopped
1 ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate bar chopped (4 oz.)
2/3 c. buttermilk

3 T. sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375. Mix flours, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt and orange zest with a whisk. Cut in the butter until you have a fine cornmeal texture. Stir in the cherries and chocolate. Add buttermilk and stir just until the dough becomes wet and sticky. On a cookie sheet covered with a silpat, dump the dough and pat it into a 1 inch high circle. Cut into 8 wedges and separate them on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with topping and bake for 13-15 minutes.

This recipe comes from The Great Book of Chocolate by David Lebovitz.

1 comment:

  1. Those scones sound so delicious - I just may have to give them a try. I'm very curious who the 125 people are that you made breakfast for??? Who and why?? Honestly, sometimes it's hard enough just to pour a bowl of cereal for one! You are one amazing woman!

    Love, Aunt Barb