Whole Wheat Cherry Scone
Easy and fast recipe to prepare a dozen whole wheat cherry scones
Makes 1 ½ dozen scones.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 ¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- Grated zest of 2 oranges
- 2 cups (4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 ½ cups drier tart cherries
- 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream
- In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, combine all-purpose and whole wheat flours, 1 ¼ cups of the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, and orange zest. Add the butter to the flour mixture and toss. With a paddle attachment at low speed, mix the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in the dried cherries. Add the buttermilk and mix until the dough is evenly moistened and begins to come together.
- Scoop the dough onto a lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, press the dough together into a ball. Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Gently round and flatten each piece into a thick 3/4 inch-thick disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or use nonstick baking sheets.
- Unwrap the disks and place on a cutting board. Cut each disk into 6 equal wedges. Brush the tops lightly with the cream and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Separate the wedges, then transfer, 2 inches apart, to the preparing baking sheets.
- Bake 25 minutes, rotating the baking sheets between the upper and lower oven racks halfway through baking, or until golden. Cool on wire racks. Serve lightly warm.
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