Cherry Filled Scones

Cherry Filled Scones
Cherry Filled Scones

Cherry filled scones are a nice family friendly dessert during the summer months when cherries are abundant.  One of these and a nice glass of ice tea or cold milk on a restful weekend or evening, what more can you ask for?

Cooke Note

  • To make this a year round recipe or to short the jam making ingredients and process replace the cherry commercial or homemade cherry pie filling, Jams, jellies, marmalade, or  preserves.
  • For variety, this approach can be used with other fruits and berries, like strawberries, blackberries, currants, raspberries, texas persimmons…etc.

Cherry Filled Scones Ingredients

Cherry Filled Scones Ingredients
Cherry Filled Scones Ingredients

Scone Ingredients

  • Flour – 220 gr (7 oz)
  • 1 large or Jumbo Egg
  • Sugar – 60 gr (2 oz)
  • Baking powder – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Kefir – 100 ml (3 fl. oz) or 3/4 cup of plain yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk
  • Butter or shortening – 50 gr (1.5 oz)

Cherry Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 118 ml (1/2 cup) cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or Cherry Liqueur liquors

Cherry Filled Scones Directions

Make the Scones

Making the Scones - Mix the butter and flour
Making the Scones – Mix the butter and flour
  • Preheat oven to 210C\425F\5 gas mark
  • Take a very cold butter and flour.
  • Mix the butter and flour to make a little crumbs. (I used a food processor, if you do this with your hands, then do it quickly so that the butter does not melt)
Making the Scones - combine with kefir, egg, and sugar and mix
Making the Scones – combine with kefir, egg, and sugar and mix
  • In a bowl, combine kefir, egg, and sugar and mix until Smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the flour and butter and knead the dough.
  • Roll out dough until 2 centimeters thick and cut the circles (the shape of the scones can be any, but traditionally round)
  • Bake at 210C\425F\5 gas mark until lightly brown and cook though, about 15 min
Baked Scones
Baked Scones

Make Cherry Filling

  • To prepare the jam, put cherries, sugar, and starch in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil it until thickened
  • Remove from heat and let cool

Make Whipped Cream

  • Chill mixer bowl and whisk in freezer for at least 15 minutes to chill.
  • Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and flavoring into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.

How to Serve Cherry Filled Scones

  • Slice in half horizontally (about 90% of the way) to make a clam shell
  • Fill evenly cherry jam and whipped cream
  • Bon appetite

Serving

  • Makes 8 servings

Related References

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