Cherry Scones

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Tbls plus 2 tsps sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter cut into pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 large egg, separated

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 Tbls sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add pieces of butter and work into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles course cornmeal. With a fork, whisk together egg yolk with the buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add the buttermilk/egg yolk mix, combining until the liquids are just barely absorbed. Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and add the cherries. Knead until smooth and the cherries are incorporated. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into approximately an 8 inch round. Using a sharp knife, cut the circle into 8 wedges. Beat the egg white lightly and brush the pastry liberally. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tsps sugar and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the scones are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm or slightly cooled.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 8 Scones
Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 25-30 Mins

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Recipe Provided By:
Chestnut Street Inn
Sheffield, IL

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