The Hoosier Historian Issue 1: Scotland - Page 23

Cherry Scones 3 1/3 2½ - cups all purpose flour ½ ¾ 1 1 1 1 cup sugar teaspoons baking powder teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt cup cold unsalted butter cup half and half cup dried cherries cup fruity red wine ½ teaspoon almond extract : Topping 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ 1 cinnamon or allspice tablespoon half and half : Directions Soak the dried cherries in the cup of red 3 wine overnight or for at least hours to . 400° . rehydrate the cherries Preheat the oven to F A TASTE OF SCOTLAND Mix all the dry ingredients together in a . large bowl Cut the cold butter into small By Alex Garman PhD pieces and then work it into the dry . ingredients Work the butter until the dry . ingredients become crumbly Drain the cherries and add them to the mix along with the cup of half and half and the ½ . teaspoon of almond extract . carefully , When many Americans think of scones . . Scotland The earliest reference to scones comes from Scotland When a bannock , , into wedges , a plate size quick bread . scones can be lightly sweetened or savory You do not want to over mix the batter because it will make the scones . , scones include raisins , dates , currants was cut , the wedges were known as scones . Mix they think In Scotland Ingredients in these . or cheese There is good reason to believe that the original idea behind the scones we - tough enjoy in the United States today came with the Scots and Scots Roll the dough out with a rolling pin into a round shape until it is ½ . inch thick the dough into wedges and place on your . cookie sheet After you have all the scones on the cookie sheet mix the sugar and . cinnamon for the topping together Brush the scones with tablespoon of half and half and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar . . Irish settlers Cut . This is a modern American version of the scone Here in America we like to add different fruits to the scone that they do . not in Scotland , When I visited Scotland and Ireland recently I discovered that the most common fruit scone was a raisin . scone This recipe is my own creation inspired by a close friend . who loves cherries and scones mixture on top of the scones Bake for 15-20 . minutes until done 23