Dried Cherry Scone Mix

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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

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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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