Wednesday, July 13, 2011

whole wheat cherry scones

My love of fresh fruit on sale keeps on getting me in trouble.

I toted home 18 pounds of these organic sweet cherries. A good 6 or 7 pounds went right into little hands and bellies, some are waiting to be canned, and others were used to whip up these delicious scones.

Whole Wheat Cherry Scones

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbsp. orange zest
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cherries

For topping:
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup oats

Mix first five ingredients. Cut in butter. Add oats and orange zest. Make well and pour in buttermilk and vanilla, combining well. Stir in cherries and chill the dough for 30 minutes. Pat the dough into a 10" circle, about 1/2" thick. Brush with egg and sprinkle with oats. Cut into wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

After gathering the ingredients, my kitchen was invaded by some sweet little helpers.

The regular help was there, too.

Perfect with a cup of tea, good for breakfast, dessert or a snack in between, we love the taste of summer's bounty in these healthy scones.


Lindsay said...

Those scones look amazingly delicious. Be still, my hungry belly! I'm crying over being wheat-free/dairy-free right now ;)

Kendra said...

Hello! I found your recipe through Pennywise Platter yesterday. Since I had some fresh cherries on hand, I decided to make them for our Saturday brunch. They are DELICIOUS!!! It's a great recipe that I'll be able to use with whatever fruit is in season!

Amanda Greco Holmes said...

Hi Kendra! I'm so glad you liked the recipe. You know, for all the years I've been making it, I've never though to try it with another fruit. I'll have to give that a shot! Thanks for stopping by.