Corn and Cherry Scone

Cook Omnivoraciously
by Cook Omnivoraciously
6 scones
20 min

One morning, I woke up with an idea to make a corn and cherry scone. Weird!

I tried to figure out where I may have seen it and it looks like The Cheese Board, an amazing pizzeria/bakery collective in Berkeley, California carries this. While I never ordered this scone, I must have seen it and somehow it imprinted into my brain. Funny how our memories work, eh?

Anyways, this scone is super tender and rich from the sour cream. I also add real corn kernels for a nice texture contrast. The sweet dried cherries give it a pop of perk. I love eating this as my breakfast or a snack.

Recipe details
  • 6  scones
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tbsp butter, cold and cut into 6 small pieces
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Before starting, put the small butter pieces in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cold butter is crucial here!
Preheat oven to 400F.
Add all the dry ingredients. Then add corn kernels to the dry ingredients.
Take the cold butter pieces out of the freezer. Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your hands, taking care that each butter pieces are no more than pea sized and covered in flour. At the end, the flour and butter mixture should be able to clump loosely when pressed together. Do not overwork it so much that the butter becomes room temperature.
Add sour cream and mix just until the dry ingredients are well mixed with the sour cream.
Divide the batter into six equal pieces and place them on a tray.
Bake for 12-17 minutes. The bottom should be golden brown and the top should just begin to bake light golden brown in some craggy parts. You do not want to overbake!
  • Carol Carol on Jul 21, 2021

    Do you roll the dough into a circle before diving into 6 pieces, or divide and pat into desired shape? Instructions seem to be incomplete.


  • Nina Nina on Aug 01, 2021

    When do you add the cherries?