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Chocolate Cherry Scones

I checked Thomas Keller's "Bouchon Bakery" out at our local library.  Sophie wants me "to make everything in it."  It is a monster.  See this two star review on Amazon:

Bouchon Bakery, January 2, 2013 

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This review is from: Bouchon Bakery (Hardcover)

The recipes are wonderful but I am elderly and the book is too heavy for me.
I have visited the Boucheon Bakery in Napa.

If you have never cooked from one of Keller's books, be prepared to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, or in the case of these scones, waiting around.  I baked this hurriedly before my call began a few weekends ago.  Macerate cherries overnight?  Nope.  Chill dough for 2 hours prior to scooping?  Seriously?  And then chill it again for another 2 hours before baking?  I chilled the scooped dough for like an hour prior to baking.  Didn't glaze them either.

Stunning results even sans all that chilling....

Stunning results even sans all that chilling....

I paired them with smoothies in our garage sale Ed Hardy glasses, appropriate because I have been to the Bouchon Bakery in Las Vegas.  They were delicious.  If I had done all that chilling these scones would have been ready about the time I had to go to the hospital and labor somebody into the next day. 

Swanky garage sale glass.

Swanky garage sale glass.

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