Today is Saint Patrick's Day which I am sure you all know, me I forgot to wear green to bed and got pinched this morning. There are some holidays where I drop the ball on and two in one week makes me go YIKES! I forgot all about Pi day as well, thank goodness my sister in law remembered and made pie for everyone, so we all got pie that day.
So I was looking up a bunch of Irish recipes for today and scones kept popping up so I decided to make some that seemed appealing for me, it's not true authentic Irish but hey I am Irish descent and my husband and son are red heads... that's good enough right!
I found a basic scone recipe and tweaked it a bit to make it slightly healthier and added my own flavours. I can't find the original source of the basic scone so here is what I have written down:
Sweet Cherry and Chocolate Chip Yogurt Scones:
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/3 cup white sugar (I am sure you could replace with honey as well)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup tart Montmorency Cherries (you could always add more)
1/2 cup frozen Butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 400F, Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together all the dry ingredients.
Grate the butter with a cheese grater and add to the dry mixture. Add the egg and yogurt and stir with a spoon. At this point it looks very chunky.
Flour a work surface and your hands, knead the dough a few times until it just sticks together. There will be some dry mixture left in the bowl.
Press the dough into a 8 inch round on a floured surface and press the rest of the dry mixture into the top. Dust the top with sugar.
Cut into 8 wedges, arrange in a circle on the baking sheet, bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and center is cooked.
The smell of these are amazing and the kids sure loved them, enjoy them for any meal! Almost all the ingredients I got from Costco and their tart Montmorency dried cherries are amazing, you could also use their frozen cherries as well, which I just eat those like candy! Plus with the bit of crispiness to the tops along with the sprinkles of sugar, it just makes for a perfect addition for your brunch, or a snack!
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