Tasty Tuesday!

June 23, 2009 by Michelle

I made a special treat for my husband for Father’s Day. I always do some sort of breakfast in bed, and I realized that I hadn’t made my scones (sans cream) since we took Little Miss off dairy.

They’re quick, they’re easy, and they’re ohhhh so yummy. I figured it was worth trying them dairy free, although I’ll also share the original recipe with dairy. Little Miss has already asked when she can have scones again — and was very sad that tomorrow wasn’t the answer.

While I usually save this for weekends, it takes less than a half hour start to finish, so these are doable during the week, too.

Chocolate Cherry Scones

1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 c sugar (scant)
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c rolled oats (NOT instant oatmeal)
1/2 c dried cherries (or more)
1/2 c carob chips or chocolate chips for dairy lovers (I ummm don’t measure this part, so it’s approximate)
10 T melted butter (or Crisco, which is dairy free)
1/3 c milk (or soy milk)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Put the flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, then whisk well. Add the oats, cherries (or other dried fruit — don’t use fresh for this recipe) and chocolate chips and stir until well distributed.

Place the milk, melted butter and egg into a large liquid measuring cup, and whisk until it’s one consistency. Add to the dry ingredients, and gently stir with a spatula until it is combined. Do not overmix.

Turn out the dough onto sil pat (or floured surface), and use your hands to shape it into a circle about a half inch thick.

Use a knife or a board scraper (my all time favorite kitchen gadget), cut the circle into 8 or 10 pieces, depending on the size of your circle. I had scooped out two scones for Little Miss from the dough prior to molding it into the circle since we were out of carob chips, so I only made eight scones. I usually make 10.

Place them on a sil pat or greased cookie sheet. they won’t expand hugely, so you don’t have to keep them too far apart.

Bake them at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes, depending on their size. You want them just starting to get a lightly golden brown on the outside.

Once they come out of the oven, let them cool for a moment or two, then serve while still warm. My husband got his with strawberries from the farmer’s market (thank, J!) and coffee with cream — that I for the first time made properly!

He was a happy man.

And of course, as always go check out this week’s Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Blessed With Grace!


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  • AudreyO

    Oh goodness, two of my favorite flavors, chocolate and cherry. Yum!!!

  • septembermom

    That's a nice any day treat! I'm sure hubby loved them.

  • Kara

    Oh my, these sound fabulous! I love making scones, and chocolate & cherries sounds like a wonderful combination. Yum!

  • Momo Fali

    I bet he was happy! Those sound delicious.

  • [email protected]

    I came over from TMTT at Blessed with Grace. Looks like a great recipe, and the photos are so helpful. Definitely will make these. Thanks!

  • Roxane

    Ohhhh we love pastries around these parts!! that sounds easy enough 🙂

  • Brenda

    What a great fathers day treat, I'm sure he really enjoyed them!

  • Debbie

    I haven't made scones in forever either! Great idea.

  • Alisa - Frugal Foodie

    Those sound delicious!

  • Snow White

    I'm going to have to try these!!

  • Susie

    Oh, those do look tasty:-)

  • Karen

    Maybe next year we'll show up at your house.

  • Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    Sounds like a delicious treat! I hope your husband had a wonderful Father's Day =)

  • Michelle

    AudreyO – They do go SO well together, don't they?

    septembermom – Oh he did. Although I'm thinking he possibly loved the sleeping in and breakfast solo even better 😉

    Kara – So do I… especially when I can pretend they aren't too bad for me by not using cream. We'll pretend those 10T of butter don't exist!

    Momo Fali – Yep, he was. And surprisingly, another one disappeared after he spent some time in the kitchen. Hmmm!

    Julie – I know. I need to remember to take pictures more often. I'm working on it!

    Roxane – Totally easy. Even my husband has made them before, and he is NO baker 🙂

    Brenda – It was a nice treat… although Little Miss keeps asking when she gets to have them again.

    Debbie – I thought so. Go make yourself some scones!

    Alisa – They are, and totally doable in whatever flavor sounds good to you (and dairy free!).

    Snow White – Ohhh, I bet your husband would love them, too. Go for it.

    Susie – You know it. The presentation isn't quite up to your standards, but … still yummy.

    Karen – Deal. So long as you let me play with your goat but keep her off my car!

    Sarah – He did, thank you. Fathers don't get recognized near enough, I think.

  • Angie's Spot

    I'm definitely trying this recipe! Hubby informed me yesterday how much he loved chocolate cherry ice cream and I know he loves breakfast breads, so I would bet that these would go over big time!

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