• Dried Cherry Scone Mix

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

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


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


    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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