Dried Cherry Scone Mix Recipe
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Dried Cherry Scone Mix

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup chopped pecans -- toasted

Layer all in vacuum seal bag or jar, seal and attach directions:

1/2 cup dried cherries
1 each bottle brandy or apricot nectar -- 2

FOR MIX: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bow. Use a pastry blender to cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add pecans; toss. Store in an airtight container up to 6 weeks at room temperature or up to 6 months in freezer.

FOR GIFT: Place dry mix in a 2 quart plastic bag. wrap dried cherries in cellophane; tie with a ribbon. arrange packaged mix, cherries, a 2 ounce bottle of brandy or apricot nectar and baked scones. Makes 1 gift.

TO MAKE DRIED CHERRY SCONES: Combine dried tart red cherries and 2 tablespoons brandy or apricot nectar in bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes. Place scone mix in a medium bowl. Make a well in center of dry mix. Stir together 1 beaten egg and 1/3 cup half- and-half in a small mixing bowl. Add egg and cherry mixtures to dry mixture all at once. Using a fork, stir just till moistened. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 12 to 15 strokes. form dough into a 7-inch circle; cut into 8 wedges. Place scones 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon half-and-half. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. bake in a 400 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes.

Makes 8.


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