Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Scones

Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Scones IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Scones IMAGE

The dark chocolate and tart cherry bits in these scones eliminate the need for any jam or topping. This is a terrific snack to grab for mornings on the go, or to pack for a long car ride to Grandma's house. 

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Method

Whisk together cream, eggs and sugar. Set aside

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Using fork, stir in cream mixture just until dough forms.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently once or twice until dough comes together. Pat out to scant 3/4-inch (2 cm) thickness.

Using floured 3-inch (8 cm) round cutter, cut out rounds, rerolling scraps once. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Topping: Brush scones with cream; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until tops are light golden, about 12 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per scone: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 201 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 324.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 136 mg
  • Cholesterol 77 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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