Today I was remembering Tasha Tudor and the love of tea that her and I both share. I thought I'd make a cup of my favorite brew, Twining's Irish Breakfast then I remembered that it would be better with my special, steaming hot , fresh scones, so I skipped over to the chicken coop, got my fresh eggs and voila! Here is my very own recipe that I make when I want something special. They're fantastic, so indulge darlings!
Lip Smacking Cherry Scones
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
3T Sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt
6 T chilled butter cut in 1/2" cubes
1/2 Cup chopped dried tart cherries
1/2 Cup buttermilk, 1 Large Egg
1 tsp. grated orange peel, 2 tsp. vanilla
Grease baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Rub in butter with fingers until pea sized. Stir in cherries.
Whisk buttermilk, egg, vanilla and orange peel in small bowl. Add to flour mixture and stir just until dough forms. Flatten to a 6 inch round circle on baking sheet and cut into 8 wedges. Bake at 400 for 15 min.
Melt a few tablespoons of semi sweet chocolate and pipe over cooled scones using a Ziploc bag or pastry bag.