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Cherry almond scones are a great grab-and-go breakfast that is flavored with Taylor & Colledge almond extract paste and fresh cherries.Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Today’s Back to School treat is a grab-and-go breakfast that adults and kids alike will love. Scones are almost like cookies, though a bit less sweet. These are American-style scones, which are slightly more moist than British style scones.
These are flavored with fresh cherries, and Taylor and Colledge almond extract paste. The extract paste is a concentrated extract that packs a punch of almond flavor. Because the paste is concentrated, you don’t need to add as much.
Scones, like pie dough, are made by cutting cold butter into the dry ingredients to create a crumbly texture. To minimize the time working with the butter and keeping it cold, I use a food processor, pulsing just until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Ordinarily, I would press the dough into one large disc and cut it into eight wedges, but this would crush the fresh cherries. For that reason, I transferred the crumbly mixture to a bowl, folded in the cherries, and used a large scoop to portion out the dough.
For that reason, these scones are slightly smaller than they otherwise would be. So, I won’t judge if you grab two!
As I said, these aren’t very sweet. If you prefer a sweeter scone, you could make a simple icing with powdered sugar, milk, and a few drops of the almond extract paste to drizzle on top of the scones.
- 2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, chilled
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (plus more to brush scones)
- 1 tsp Taylor and Colledge Almond Extract Paste
- 8 oz pitted, quartered fresh cherries (weight after pitting)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix.
- Add the cubed butter. Pulse a few times to cut the butter into the flour mixture.
- Mix together the cream and the extract paste. Add to the flour mixture and pulse a few times until large clumps form.
- Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl, and add the cherries. Gently fold the cherries into the dough.
- Use a large scoop to portion the dough onto the prepared sheets. Gently press down with floured hands on each scoop to flatten slightly.
- Brush each scone with a scant layer of cream. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature. Scones can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
Back to School Breakfasts:
Air Fryer Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Jen Around the World
Apple Cinnamon Buns from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Cherry Almond Scones from The Redhead Baker
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Chocolate Oatmeal Surprise from Girl Abroad
Chorizo, Sausage and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche from My Sweet Zepol
GF Banana Bread Muffins from Frugal & Fit
PB&J stuffed French Toast from The Domestic Kitchen
Rainbow Sprinkle Pancakes from A Day in the Life on the Farm
S’mores Breakfast Bars from Nik Snacks
Back to School Snacks:
ABC 123 Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
Blueberry Granola Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Granola Trail Mix Snack Packs from Home Sweet Homestead
Back to School Desserts:
Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Sauce from Our Good Life
Apple Slice Donuts from For the Love of Food
Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars from The Spiffy Cookie
Funfetti Vanilla Dirt Cups from Love and Confections
Lemon Honey Granola from The Mandatory Mooch
Loaded Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies from Hardly A Goddess
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
Spiced Honey Hazelnut Cookies from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Back to School Drinks:
Affogato Caramel Vanilla Milkshake from Family Around the Table
Apple Pie Latte from The Beard and The Baker
Hot Buttered Caramel Rum from The Domestic Kitchen
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