Dried Cherry, Cinnamon, and Honey Scone RecipeElizabeth Stark
Whipping up an easy scone recipe is a great way to make an ordinary breakfast special. And the great thing about scones is that they seem really fancy but are actually incredibly simple to make. Our version uses a sticky dough, and while it will definitely stick to your fingers, it’s also really easy to work with.
This scone relies on a few pantry staples for its stand-out flavor. Dried cherries, cinnamon, and honey are complemented beautifully by tangy lemon and yogurt, for a honey-infused treat the everyone is going to love.
Note that a honey scone recipe makes for a flatter, chewier pastry. The crumb is moist and delicious, with a golden honey-coated exterior. In sum, these scones are seriously tasty and a great way to begin any day.
Dried Cherry, Cinnamon, and Honey Scones
makes 8 large scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup whole milk yogurt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup honey
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 tablespoons butter, melted
drizzle of honey for each scone
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt together. In a smaller bowl, stir to combine the yogurt, milk, and honey. Fold the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in the dried cherries.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface (dough will be sticky, so sprinkle liberally with flour if needed). Gather into a round disc. Brush with melted butter, and use a sharp knife to slice into 8 triangles. Carefully arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Finish each scone with a tiny drizzle of honey and a few sliced of dried cherries.
Bake for 22 – 27 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached.
Cool for 20 minutes and serve with butter, honey, and assorted jams.
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