*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                         Heart-Shaped Cherry Scones
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:40
 Categories    : Scones
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           dried sour cherries
    1      cup           warm water
    1      cup           flour
    1      cup           whole wheat flour
      1/4  cup           sugar
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      ground nutmeg
      1/2  cup           chilled butter -- cut in bits
    1      large         egg yolk
      3/4  cup           buttermilk
 
 1.  Soak cherries in warm water.  Let stand until softened, 1 hour.  Drain
 and discard liquid.
 
 2.  Preheat oven to 375 deg.
 
 3.  In a medium bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, wheat flour, sugar,
 baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.  Using a patry blender cut
 butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
 
 4.  Mix together egg yolk and buttermilk.
 
 5.  Make a well in the center of flour mixture.  Add egg mixture and cherries
 all at once to well, tossing with a fork until a soft dough forms.
 
 6.  On a floured surface, knead dough 10 times.  Using a floured rolling pin,
 roll dough to a 1 in. thickness.  Using a floured 3 in. heart-shaped cookie
 cutter,  cut out scones.  Gather trimmings, roll dough to a 1 in. thickness,
 and cut out more scones.
 
 7.  Place scones, 1 in. apart, on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake until
 golden, 18 to 20 min.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Dust with
 confectioners' sugar.
 
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 NOTES : With a tempting blend of sweet and sour, these Valentine scones
 relect the true nature of romance.  Make these scones in a variety of shapes.
  Serve with honey, sweet butter, or jam.
 Makes 8 scones.