white chocolate cherry scones

white chocolate cherry scones | movita beaucoup

Lately, 2.0 and I hardly get to see one another. We are like ships passing in the night. We are both wrapped up in our jobs and drudgery of the day to day. He leaves early in the morning for work, and I arrive home when he’s ready for bed. He works weekdays, and I work weekends. We kiss good morning, and kiss goodnight, but the rest of our days are separate.

white chocolate cherry scones | movita beaucoup

I’ve been thinking back to when I first met 2.0 – that was over three years ago. I wasn’t really into baking before meeting him. Cooking was mostly a matter of sustenance. But once I started cooking for 2.0, I just couldn’t stop. And then I started writing about it, and photographing it all. And in the fall I’m heading to baking school. Oh, how that man has changed my life! (And my waistline.)

white chocolate cherry scones | movita beaucoup

Six months after we met, 2.0 bought a house for us. And as I sit here, in our sweet, sweet home, marvelling at the man who has changed my life, the man who has made me as happy as I have ever been, I wonder what I would be without him. And I also think back to that special time in a relationship when neither party would even consider poppin’ a floofy in front of the other. When a backdoor breeze, if you will, was unthinkable. When neither party was left wondering: who let the dog out?

white chocolate cherry scones | movita beaucoup

And sure, it would be nice to go back in time. But you can’t go back. No, sister, you cannot. So I seek solace in the knowledge that should I turn to 2.0 and whisper, “sweet mother of all that is good and pure, what just died?” He will most certainly reply, “it was one of the cats.

white chocolate cherry scones | movita beaucoup

Like other things that pass in the night, these scones won’t last long on your kitchen counter. The smooth white chocolate balances out the tart dried cherries. They are lovely with tea; light and not overly sweet. Great for breakfast, or a midday snack. And perfect for sharing with someone who’s always ready to blame the cat.

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White Chocolate Cherry Scones

recipe: adapted slightly from The Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Cookbook 

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Yields about 16 scones.

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 pound (125 grams or heaping 3/4 cup) chopped white chocolate chunks (1 cm chunks)
  • 1/4 pound (125 grams or heaping 3/4 cup) chopped dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using your fingers, work in the butter, rubbing the ingredients together until the mixture resembles a coarse meal – a few slightly larger butter lumps are just fine. Toss in the chocolate and cherries, using hands to gently combine. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until just combined.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to 1 inch thickness, and then cut out into 2 inch rounds. Place scones on the prepared baking sheets, and brush tops with the beaten egg. Bake until lightly golden, about 10-12 minutes.

37 Responses to white chocolate cherry scones

  1. Part Time House Wife February 8, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    omg looks amazing

  2. Lynne Knowlton February 8, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    I am howling laughing….’sweet mother of all that is good and pure…’ . Too funny. Of course, the recipe looks delish too . LOL.

  3. leaf (the indolent cook) February 8, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Love the glimpse into your relationship. You’re lucky, I get to put up with all the noxious fumes and my man doesn’t even buy me a house. :p

  4. Kristen February 8, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Chunks of white chocolate with dried cherries would put a huge smile on my face! Wish this is what I was having for breakfast 🙂

  5. mythineats February 8, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    These look great!

  6. susanna eve February 8, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    your scones look soo good, but then everything you bake does!!! And at our house, the dog really does pass gas in a horrific fashion.

  7. emmalina73 February 8, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Good men are hard to find, and non windy ones are impossible. But it is a small price to pay for having a warm chest to snuggle up to at night and when you have house livestock to blame there is peace in the world. We celebrate our 17th anniversary this weekend, perhaps I should bake something special to celebrate nearly 2 decades of love, fellowship and suspicious smells in the night.

    Congrats of finding the perfect windbag for you, life is good.

  8. glutenfreezen February 8, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    You are hilarious as always!! The scones look absolutely beautiful! 🙂

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  10. ringfingertanline February 8, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Those look amazing! I am in love with using cherries in baking. Great post 🙂

  11. spree February 8, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Laugh out loud funny! And the scones, (sigh out loud) wonderful!

  12. Lan February 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    scones aside, this is such a sweet post! farts & all.

  13. Just A Smidgen February 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    What a great read this morning.. I was thinking about how lucky you were to still be in that “in love” stage… and a touch envious… it was with a great laugh of relief that I read the rest. I guess there’s something to be said for the “next stage”, isn’t there? I loved this recipe this morning.. and no, they wouldn’t last long around here!

  14. Choc Chip Uru February 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    These look su

  15. Choc Chip Uru February 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Sorry accidentally pressed comment 😛
    I was saying that these look superb – soft and fluffy with the perfect mix of flavours 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: No Bake Fudgy Fridge Biscuits

  16. shannon February 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    i’m laughing so hard at this post that I’M about ready to pop a floofy. This post and these gorgeous scones are the highlight of my day.
    and you know, this is probably, put into words, exactly how i feel about my significant other. I cooked for out of necessity prior to meeting him, and only really got my bake-y self into gear after we moved in together, mainly because of his intense love for food. it’s great to have that sort of support around, even if they do blame the cats for their wrongdoings on occasion. 🙂

  17. Natashia@foodonpaper February 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I must admit, I started my food blog six months after meeting my other half – cooking for him makes it all worth while! As for the gas… as much as it annoys me, they do kinda make me laugh.

  18. movita beaucoup February 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Dear friends, I must say that I am so pleased that you think that 2.0 is the one and only source for noxious fumes at the Cat Farm.

    Best. Readers. Ever.

  19. Eggton February 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    This is magical. Makes me want to take the gasmask I must wear around here off long enough to kiss you both on the face.

  20. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen February 9, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    It wasn’t the cat. Just sayin’.. :p Great scones!

  21. Amrita February 9, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Hah! It’s hilarious to think of the time we tiptoed around all the unsightly behaviors and smells, which are now commonplace without even batting an eyelid. And the very first time you let one out involuntarily and turn beet red! LOL I know men are not the only ones to blame, but they are most of the time and the rest, it’s the four-legged variety, of course!

    The scones are lovely, maybe you could offer some to the cat as a peace offering 🙂

  22. frugalfeeding February 9, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    OH, Movita! What a wonderful recipe! I hardly get to see my ‘2.0’ either… we’re living in different parts of the country at the moment – actually in what are two separate countries. Poppin’ a floofy? What on earth? I’m not sure I agree with that turn of phrase. How un-British would it be of me to say anything other than… FART?

    • movita beaucoup February 11, 2012 at 6:55 am #

      Oh, you Brits! So wise… We Canadians use the word fart a lot, but I figured my American readers should be protected from the truth.

  23. Sydney Jones February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Well, I suppose I should thank Mr. 2.0 for all the wonderful things he has brought to your life. Thank you 2.0. I am so very happy that you met him when you did so I won’t have to wait too much longer to receive updates on your school progress. It’s funny how it all works out, don’t you think?
    Oh, the scones look delicious as well, I can’t wait to try them 🙂
    PS Backdoor Breeze??! Oh. MY. God. Movita!! HAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHA

  24. Jen @ JuanitasCocina February 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    You guys are sweet in your accusations.

    When the offspring was younger, I decided I hated the word “fart”, for various reasons. We called it “makin’ a fluffy”. He turned older-elementary school age, and he took a stand. Said that “fluffy” was for three-year-olds and mothers who wipe their kids faces at the table by dipping their napkin in the water glass.

    Apparently, I’ve raised him right. He knows how to blame the dog.

    I’m hoping he’ll make something sweet for his future partner, like these scones for instance. And I hope he’ll always humor her by allowing her to blame the animals.

    P.S.~ These look divine. There’s a lady at work who always makes scones and they’re not that good. But, people always fawn over them just because they’re called “scones”. I’m totally make these for our next luncheon and I’m putting her to shame. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • movita beaucoup February 11, 2012 at 6:57 am #

      My mother has taken to pronouncing scone SKAWN, like fawn. I keep yelling, scone, SCONE! (Like phone.) I bet that lady you work with calls them skawns. I can just tell.

  25. Savory Simple February 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Wonderful recipe! I love scones and these look divine.

  26. Aimee @ Food, Je t'Aimee February 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Hehe. A brilliant, brilliant post. Reminds me so very much of my relationship with F. (Everything you said, but especially the part about the waistline. Le sigh.)

    Beautiful recipe! Was planning on making scones in the morn, perhaps I shall make these lovelies.

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    • movita beaucoup February 11, 2012 at 6:57 am #

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  28. Julia February 12, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Oh, Movita, after all these years of not hiding my bad habits, I’m going to have to start pretending I don’t have any again! How awful!

    At least you made these lovely scones to cheer me up. They look delicious!

    • movita beaucoup February 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

      OR, just let it all hang out and hope for the best. I drooled on my pants on my second date with 2.0. Aaaaaaand that’s why he loves me. (Right?)

  29. Tina@flourtrader February 12, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Being comfortable with your partner is an advantage that marriage has over dating. So bravo to being married!
    White chocolate and cherries is yummy combination, I have not had this in a scone-I have been missing out.. We all would be grateful to see these gracing the table at breakfast! Delicious post!

  30. Jen at The Three Little Piglets February 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    My husband always blames it on the dog. That died two years ago… these scones wouldn’t last long in my house either. Gorgeous shots!

  31. thekalechronicles February 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    You have made a really beautiful scone here, Movita. Nice pics.

  32. movita beaucoup June 2, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in February 2012. Happy baking!

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