Scone Ingredients:

  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Cold butter; (unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup Dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon zest -- finely chopped
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Cream -- (for glaze)

Scone Preparation:

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt together. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse cornmeal; stir in cherries and lemon zest. Add the buttermilk little by little and mix just to combine. Gather the dough into a ball, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 1/2" thick circle. Cut into desired shapes, I always do heart shapes, place 1" apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet, brush tops with cream and bake in a 425° oven until golden - about 12 minutes.