Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apricot Orange Cream Scones

Apricot Orange Cream Scones

From: Mom ... aka Ruth Solter

2 cups flour
3 Tbs. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup white vanilla chips
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbs. orange juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt, mix well. Add apricots and vanilla chips, mix well. Add heavy cream all at once. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 6-7 times or until smooth. Divide the dough in half. Pat each half into 6" rounds. Cut each into 4 wedges. Place 2" apart on your cookie sheet. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until light golden brown.

Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and orange juice to create a glaze. (I add in a little orange zest here to for a little stronger orange flavor.) Drizzle over warm scones.

1 comment:

Maleen said...

These were great. I use your recipes off and on and often forget to post how it went, but I really liked these. I am a traditional scone girl through and through.