...Dried Sour Cherries!
This week I'm loving Dried Sour Cherries, which are available in the dried fruit section in Dunnes Stores. They are so nice to nibble on, and are fantastic in recipes!
This week I've been using them to make the most luxurious scones!
Orange and Cherry Scones - As suggested by Nigella Lawson in Domestic Goddess
500g Plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarb
4 and a half teaspoons cream of tartar
75g unsalted butter diced
100gms dried sour cherries (or raisins if you prefer)
zest of 1 orange
Caster sugar for sprinkling.
Preheat oven to 200c. Sift the flour, bicarb, cream of tartar and salt. Rub in the shortening until it resembles sand. Add the fruit and the zest. Make a well and pour in the milk, and stir together. Flour a surface and turn out the dough. Roll out with a well floured pin to about an inch thick. Cut into about 10 round scones. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar if you like a crispy top.
Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown (I often turn mine upside down for the last 5)
Eat with copious amounts of tea, sliced in two with cream and jam or honey.
As you can see... I couldn't decide... Jam or honey, honey or jam... so I had one of each!!