So, I just got back from a visit to meet my new NEPHEW, Nolan Whitson, a few weeks ago! Oh, and I got to see my sister and BIL. :) That was great too! :) I'm smitten with that sweet baby boy, but that's not why you all are watching my blog for new recipes, so I guess this proud auntie will move along! :)
Anyway, while I was out there, the Royal Wedding took place and Nolan just so happened to wake up at 3AM for a feeding, so what perfect timing to get up and watch the Royal Wedding! Won't ever forget this morning. My sister and I watched as we drank hot breves and ate................ready for it............these very Cherry Scones! OH MY! Let's just say I felt rather "royal" while eating and watching, so here's the recipe! :) My sister is an AMAZING cook herself, and gave me a great stack of new recipes for me to try and she's given me permission to post them as I see fit! She briefly mentioned she wanted to "featured" on the blog, so here's to you, sweet sister!!! Love you!
2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 T cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2" slices
1/2 c dried cherries
1/4 c sliced almonds
1/2 c whole milk
1/2 t almond extract
Preheat oven to 425. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Cut in the butter until mix resembles coarse meal. Mix in cherries & almonds.
In a separate bowl combine eggs, almond extract and milk. Stir into the flour mixture just until moist. (If sticky, add a little more flour.) Turn dough and make into a ball. Flatten to 1/2" thick. Cut into 8 wedges.
Brush tops w/ milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15 min.