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Cherry Hazelnut Scones

May 13, 2012

These are a fun breakfast treat (or a snack!). I really like them served warm with jam and clotted cream, which are both nice additions to the drier texture of scones.

You will need:

  • 3 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 orange, zested
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t ground ginger, scant
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into pea size pieces
  • 1 c dried cherries
  • 1/2 c toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 c cream

Then you will…

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, citrus zest, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  3. Add in the butter and use your fingers to mix into the dry ingredients until a coarse meal forms.
  4. Mix in the cherries and hazelnuts.
  5. Mix in the heavy cream and combine it to form a dough.
  6. Form the dough into a 1-inch thick circles.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 17 to 18 minutes, just until lightly golden on top.
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