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Breakfast in bed is romantic. Valentine’s Day is romantic. A combination of the two for your favorite loved one… super romantic! There is something incredible about the combination of almond, orange, and cherry that makes Tillamook Cherry Almond Scones taste so amazing. Add a pat of  Tillamook Butter and some orange marmalade to the side of your plate, and serve with Tillamook Yogurt… breakfast in bed is served! You could even add a rose to the tray for a bit more romance. Happy Valentine’s Day!   

Cherry Almond SconesIngredients:         
2 cups all purpose flour        
2 teaspoons baking powder        
¾ teaspoon salt        
¼ cup sugar        
½ cup Tillamook® Unsalted Butter, chilled and cut into ½ inch pieces      ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped        
¼ cup almonds, coarsely chopped        
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest        
¾ cup whole milk        
¼ teaspoon almond extract        

Directions:         
Preheat oven to 450°         
         
In large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Add butter pieces and work with fingertips or cut with a pastry knife until mixture resembles very coarse meal.  Stir in cherries, almonds and orange peel.  Make a well in the center and pour in milk and almond extract.  With a rubber spatula, quickly blend ingredients into soft, slightly wet dough.               
Turn dough onto a well-floured work surface.  Lightly sprinkle dough with flour.  Pat into a 7-inch circle.  Cut into 8 wedges.         
      
Place wedges 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.  Bake 12-14 minutes until lightly browned.         
Serve warm from the oven.         
         
Makes 8 scones

Photo courtesy of Jessica.Tam

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