Another recipe made without eggs wohoo sorry I posted this one a bit late and after shravan.
We had some cherries left over so decided to make these scones and also the idea of chunky chocolate and almonds definately got me drooling.
I think for me I would rather use chocolate chunks instead of chips. I usually get a bar of chocolate and cut it up into chunky pieces.
- 31/4 - cups flour
- 2 tbs - granulated sugar (I used 1/2 cup)
- 21/2 tsp - baking powder
- 1/2 tsp - baking soda
- 1/2 tsp - salt
- 3/4 cups - cold butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup - buttermilk
- 2 tsp - vanilla extract
- 11/2 cups - fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
- 3/4 cup good - quality dark chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup - sliced almonds
- melted butter
- raw sugar for sprinkling on top
- 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Crumble the mixture until it resembles crumbs.
- 3. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Fold in the cherries, dark chocolate, and almonds using a spoon or your hands.
- 4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. If the dough seems sticky, add more flour. Flatten out the dough to make a 2" thickness and using a pastry cutter cut the scones out and placing straight on the baking sheet. Repeat process until you make all the scones.
- 5. Brush each scone with some melted butter. Sprinkle some raw sugar on top. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the scones start to turn golden around the edges.
- I had to add a lot more flour as the dough was really wet! I'm not sure if that's the case for you but just in case you may need extra flour.
- I am a bit of a sweet tooth and I'm glad I added the extra sugar, although I could have added more as I wasn't the only one who said the scones weren't that sweet.