Cherry Vanilla Scones
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 forks until crumbly.
  4. Combine cherries, chocolate chips, vegetable oil, yogurt, milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl, and add to dry ingredients a little at a time, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened (dough should be moistened just enough to hold together).
  5. With floured hands knead the dough a few times, then turn onto a floured surface and roll out to 1-inch thickness.
  6. Cut with a biscuit cutter (or any shape you would like) and place onto a greased baking sheet.
  7. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Makes 8 scones
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at