After insisting we purchase a giant bag of cherries it dawned on me that I love all things Bing. Bing Crosby, Chandler Bing, Bing Cherries – I mean, what’s not to like? And oh yeah…our kid is named Bing, so there’s that too.
To be fair, naming our son Bingham had nothing to do with a crooner, Friends character or yummy fruit. (Or maybe I was secretly plotting this all along whilst Sticky thought it was just a fantastic name. Tee, hee, hee…)
Good news is his name is fantastic, and so are these scones. Sweet, juicy fresh cherries nestled inside of a light scone with bits of dark chocolate throughout. Every single bite is decadent. And perfect. And food euphoric.
Chances are these will not last in your home. But if everyone comes down with polio or something, you can throw unglazed scones in the freezer for future consumption. Or whip up a double batch and make someone’s cherry chocolate dream come true at any moment.
- 1½cups plus 2tbsp all purpose flour
- 1tbsp granulated sugar
- 1¼tsp baking powder
- ¼tsp baking soda
- ¼tsp salt
- 6tbsp ice cold butter, cut into cubes
- ½cup buttermilk
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- ¾cup fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
- 3oz high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
- half&half, heavy cream or melted butter for brushing
- ½cup chopped fresh cherries
- 1tsp water
- ¾cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven 425F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a food processor and pulse a couple of times. Add cubed butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form.
- Dump contents of food processor in a large bowl, add buttermilk and vanilla. Stir just until combined. Gently fold in cherries and chocolate. Do not over mix!
- Take contents of bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Form a 7" disc and cut into 8 wedges. Place on your prepared sheet pan. Brush tops with half&half, heavy cream or melted butter.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes - until tops begin to brown ever so slightly.
- While scones are baking prepare glaze. Place cherries and water in food processor and blend until almost smooth. (There will be tiny cherry bits.)
- Place cherry puree in bowl and add powdered sugar. Whisk until well combined. Glaze should be runny but if it seems too runny add a little more sugar.
- Drizzle warm scones with glaze and top with additional chocolate (optional).