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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

      Combine first 5 ingredients until mix resembles cornmeal. Add pecans in vacuum seal bag or jar, seal and attach directions:


      Attach:

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

      .
      TO MAKE DRIED CHERRY SCONES:

      Combine dried cherries & 2 tablespoons brandy or apricot nectar in bowl. Let set 15 minutes.

      In a mixing bowl combine:

      * 1 pkg Mix
      * 1 beaten egg
      * 1/3 cup half- and-half

      Blend to make soft dough, Knead for 12 to 15 strokes. Roll 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.


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