Cherry Almond Scones

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Cherry Almond Scones

cherry almond scones

For the Cherry Almond Scones:

Ingredients

  • 250g   AP flour
  • 30g     Natural almond flour
  • 15g     Baking powder
  • 50g     Sugar
  • 2g       Salt
  • 80g    Cold Butter
  • 3g       Lemon Zest
  • 75g     American Almond® Almond Paste
  • 150g   Dried Cherries
  • 230g   Heavy Cream

Directions

  1. Combine the flours, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cut cold pieces of the butter into the flour mixture until a mealy dough with pea-sized bits of butter is formed.
  3. Toss in the lemon zest.
  4. Toss the American Almond® Almond Paste and chopped cherries in the flour mixture to coat.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream to make a dough.
  6. Shape the dough into a log and freeze slightly before cutting into triangles.
  7. Brush each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.

For the Glaze:

Directions

  1. Prepare a flat icing with 228g of powdered sugar and enough milk to make a thin icing.
  2. Drizzle the icing over the cooled scones and garnish with American Almond® almond brittle crunch.

Recipe courtesy of American Almond® – www.americanalmond.com