When the Canadian company Baba Souk asked me if I would like to host a giveaway for my readers, I of course, jumped on it. There’s nothing I love more than giving you all the chance to win something beautiful through my website!
I have a sneaking suspicion that you readers like getting the chance to win things as well. 😉
Not only is the company Canadian but in this giveaway you have the chance to win a gorgeous ceramic dessert plate made in Montreal by Atelier Make. Each plate is handmade, ensuring that no two are exactly alike. What a great way to support a local Canadian business and artists!
The plate you are going to have a chance to win is the grey plate featured in my pictures! I knew I had to come up with a delicious baked good to put on this pretty little dish. The glaze is lead free and completely food safe, which can’t be said for all products out there!
I decided that a new scone recipe was in order!
My goodness, I can’t remember the last time I baked scones! I adore scones, I am one with scones, yet it’s been…. months?
It was time to fix that!
Chocolate cherry scones were the solution.
The recipe will be at the end as usual for you to print, but I wanted to walk through how to make perfect scones again with you all. This is simply the easiest way to get evenly sized scones – as close as you will ever get to even- and is so easy!
First, take your entire batch of dough and shape it into a log.
Second, divide the log according to what the yield is. A twelve scone yield recipe should be split into two. An eighteen scone recipe (like all of mine are) should be split into three.
Make sure all the pieces are the same amount of dough.
Flatten each piece by turning it onto it’s side then smooshing it down with the palm of your hand, into six inch disks like shown below.
Make sure each disk is relatively the same thickness from the outside edge to the middle, do not make thin edges. This will ensure that the scones are the same thickness for baking.
Cut each disk into six evenly sized pieces.
Place on the baking sheet and you are ready to go!
There’s nothing better than chocolate and cherry together for a fantastic flavour and it’s one of only a few fruits that really pairs well with both white and dark chocolate. That lead to me to thinking that these babies needed swirl chocolate chips.
Milk and white chocolate swirl chips made all the difference in this recipe, taking it from good to utterly fabulous!
Take a closer peek at those chocolate chips.
Have fun entering the giveaway everyone and good luck!
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- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cherries
- 10 oz package white/milk chocolate swirled chips
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
In a small bowl combine the sour cream and baking soda together.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in the butter using two knives scissor style or with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse peas in the flour mixture.
- Add in the sour cream and beaten egg, gently mixing until it's almost together.
- Once the mixture is this close to being completely combined, add in the bag of white chocolate chips. Mix gently again. Then when it's just ready, add in the cherries.
By now you have scooped it together and rolled it into one large log. This is the start of how you make perfect scones every time. Cut the log into three pieces. Flatten each round disk into a 6 inch square then cut into 6 equal triangles. I never do scones any other way now, this technique makes things so easy now.
- Take your 18 scones and place on a well-greased cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees until browned and beautiful, about 20 minutes.