maybe it's just a confirmation bias

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That makes me want to link you to this stuff.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones
from An American Cupcake in London — (makes approximately 8 scones)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar plus a little more for sprinkling
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup buttermilk
some milk or cream for brushing on top.

1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

2. Cut the butter into small cubes and blend into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or 2 knives. The mixture should be like crumbs.

2. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries until evenly distributed. Add the vanilla to the buttermilk. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour small amounts at a time and stir. 2/3 cup buttermilk was enough for me but you may need a little more. If you add too much you can add in a little more flour.

3. Lightly flour a clean surface and pat the dough into a circle (don't knead). The dough should be one and a half inches thick. Using a biscuit cutter cut out rounds from the dough. Don't twist the cutter or the scones will come out flat. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet (or good non stick sheet).

4. Gather the scraps and keep cutting rounds (don't knead the dough). If you don't have a biscuit cutter cut little triangle slices (like pizza) from the circle of dough.

5. Brush with some milk and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on top. Place on a wire rack to cool.
I'd, like, totally eat one of those.