Monday, February 13, 2017

Chocolate chip cherry scones {#FoodBloggerLove}


This month I'm participating in my first #FoodBloggerLove event! For February the assignment is similar to that of the Secret Recipe Club, which I really miss, so I knew I wanted to participate in this one. I was assigned Feeding Big as my blog to showcase. This blog is written by Cynthia and she likes to share clean eating recipes, easy recipes, and recipes that families would gobble up! Her blog was new to me, which is one of the reasons I love participating in these type of events! She has loads of delicious recipes, but also writes about gardening, crafts, and much more. One thing Cynthia and I definitely have in common is a love for apples! If it were apple season, I would have been all up in her apple recipes. I'm also going to be making some of her hot pepper oil with my dried chile peppers. I think this would be so delicious on roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables.

However, since it's February, I knew I wanted to make a Valentine's Day appropriate recipe from her blog. After looking around, I decided on making a batch of her chocolate chip cherry scones as a treat! These scones turned out super yummy! Perfect for the weekend before Valentine's Day, or any special occasion. I made mine into wedges only because I was feeling lazy. I'm just recovering from an awful flu! It's been terrible. Below is Cynthia's recipe, just slightly modified. It will make about 16 scones.


Chocolate chip cherry scones
2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pats
3/4 cup half and half
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup roughly chopped dried cherries
coarse sugar, for sprinkling, optional

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, forks, or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.

Whisk together the half and half, eggs, and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.

The dough will be sticky. Place it onto a well-floured surface and pat out into an 8-inch circle. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. At this point you can cut into wedges like a pizza, or use a 3-inch round cutter and cut into circles (bringing the dough back together to use it all).

Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and baking for approximately 20 minutes, until the scones are golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


What was I cooking one year ago?: apple cornmeal muffins
Two years ago?: ham, bean, & rivel soup
Three years ago?: cheddar bacon cornbread pancakes
Four? pork chop & sauerkraut casserole
Five?: Kao soi
Six?: hot quinoa breakfast cereal
7?: apple cranberry coffee cake

13 comments:

  1. wow loaded with chocolate chips! They must be very delicious, Amy.

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  2. Looks like scones are a popular choice this event. These sound wonderful.

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  3. sounds so good, amy! i haven't made scones in foreverrrrrr!

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  4. I haven't had scones in forever but you can't go wrong with all that chocolate!

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  5. Aha! Since I've a bag of dried cherries left over, I shall have to make your scones for my fellas' Valentine breakfast tomorrow!

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  6. Cherry got my attention and chocolate chips don't hurt anything, sounds like great scones!

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  7. These look wonderful! I love the combination of chocolate and cherries!

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  8. So glad you enjoyed these scones. I love scones of all flavors! Great idea to slice them in wedges. Glad you enjoyed some of my recipes!

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  9. Great combination of cherry and chocolate in these scones...I absolutely love it!
    Have a great week Amy :)

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  10. Scones are good, aren't they? Haven't had any loaded up with these flavors, though. Chocolate chip cherry? Sign me up!

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  11. Those scones look too good. Love the combination of chocolate chips and cherries.

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  12. I have a serious scone craving now! Chocolate and cherry is perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  13. As much as I love scones, I've never made them. I usually go for biscuits, but having seeing these scones, I might have to change that. These look scrumptious! Love, love, love chocolate and cherry combo!

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