Lemon Cornmeal Scones with Dried Cherries

Lemon Cornmeal Scones with Dried Cherries

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OHQuSL3yA24/UOoiB45wadI/AAAAAAAAB0U/xlDps1JnneQ/s1600/cornmealscone1.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="494" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OHQuSL3yA24/UOoiB45wadI/AAAAAAAAB0U/xlDps1JnneQ/s640/cornmealscone1.jpg" width="640" //a/divbr /The boys and I decided to make the second week of winter break a week of gift card adventures.  We had gift cards for movie theaters, starbucks, restaurants, etc.  Believe it or not, you can plan entire days around your gift cards.  Soooo much fun!  On one of these days we went into San Francisco for the day and walked the park, visited an art museum, and drove around site seeing.  In the afternoon the boys were craving a treat from a bakery so I took them to a bakery I love, Arizmendi Bakery.  Arizmendi Bakery is a worker-owned cooperative specializing in morning pastries, artisan breads and gourmet pizza.  Lots of cool stuff!  I tried their Cornmeal Cherry Scone.....YUM! br /br /a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dtYqIfjWbbk/UOoiFeVS2aI/AAAAAAAAB0c/7DLGdBwqk3c/s1600/cornmealscone3.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"img border="0" height="492" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dtYqIfjWbbk/UOoiFeVS2aI/AAAAAAAAB0c/7DLGdBwqk3c/s640/cornmealscone3.jpg" width="640" //abr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Had to recreate!  One of my favorite bakers is the author of a cookbook called "Bake!", Nick Malgieri.  His books are awesome but you can also visit his a href="http://www.nickmalgieri.com/" target="blank"website/a.  On his site I found a recipe for Lemon Cornmeal Scones with Dried Cherries.  /divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-faffA1Xr8Y0/UOoiIrY7KDI/AAAAAAAAB08/AJkNCxJGocY/s1600/cornmealscone6.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-faffA1Xr8Y0/UOoiIrY7KDI/AAAAAAAAB08/AJkNCxJGocY/s640/cornmealscone6.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Very easy recipe, went together quickly and no need for any special tools, just your hands, a fork and a mixing spoon!/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CgFySa1Ublw/UOoiH6DqwcI/AAAAAAAAB00/2bbgxnE-W8M/s1600/cornmealscone5.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CgFySa1Ublw/UOoiH6DqwcI/AAAAAAAAB00/2bbgxnE-W8M/s640/cornmealscone5.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"The cornmeal may sound a little strange but it is really good, adds a little texture that is different from a regular scone.  Not a very sweet scone, so I added a little glaze of lemon juice, zest and powdered sugar.  It is not in the original recipe but I like the added lemon flavor and the little flecks of zest on top of the scones./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7SHAE8wK1B8/UOoiFgVIGzI/AAAAAAAAB0g/FCIICPUZoIM/s1600/cornmealscone2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="494" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7SHAE8wK1B8/UOoiFgVIGzI/AAAAAAAAB0g/FCIICPUZoIM/s640/cornmealscone2.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"These are perfect for breakfast, tea time, or brunch!  Pop open the champagne, make some mimosas and ENJOY!!!/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;"bLemon Cornmeal Scones with Dried Cherries/b/span adapted from a href="http://nickmalgieri.typepad.com/blog/cornmealscones.html" target="blank"Nick Malgieri/a/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"Makes 12 Scones/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"2 cups all-purpose bleached flour/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1/3 cup sugar/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 tablespoon baking powder/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 teaspoon salt/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"5 tablespoons unsalted butter/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 cup dried sour cherries, about 5 ounces/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 egg/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1/2 cup milk/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"2 teaspoons vanilla extract/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"1 cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan covered with parchment or foil/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Preheat oven to 450 degrees and set a rack in the middle level./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Cut butter into 12 pieces and rub evenly into dry ingredients, until mixture has the appearance of fine cornmeal. Add cherries./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Whisk egg, milk, zest and vanilla together and stir into flour and butter mixture with a fork, to form a smooth dough./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Divide the dough into 3 pieces and form each piece into a 5-inch disk. Using a sharp, floured knife, divide each disk into four wedges. Place on pan, leaving 2 inches between scones on all sides./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"Bake scones at 450 degrees until they are firm, but not dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. Watch closely to be sure they do not color too deeply./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;"bRecipe shared on:/b/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;"ba href="http://www.foodiefriendsfriday.com/2013/01/foodie-friends-friday-january-10th.html" target="blank"Foodie Friends Friday/a/b/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;"ba href="http://www.chocolatechocolateandmore.com/2013/01/thursdays-treasures9.html" target="blank"Chocolate, Chocolate and More - Thursday's Treasures/a/b/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"span style="color: #990000; font-size: large;"ba href="http://www.myturnforus.com/2013/01/freedom-fridays-36.html" target="_blank"My Turn For Us - Freedom Fridays/a/b/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both;"br //divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divbr /

Directions

Continue reading on Baker Becky