Several people have ask me for the Scone Recipe I use, so I'm posting it for anyone who is interested.
It's an easy recipe and only takes 15-20 minutes baking time.
APRICOT, WHITE CHOCOLATE, WALNUT SCONES
2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 teaspoon salt (or dried cranberries, etc.)
1/4 cup butter, chilled 1 cup chopped walnuts or
1/2 cup Half/Half pecans.
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter in small cubes and distribute over the flour mixture. With a pastry blender mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add chips, dried fruit and nuts to mixture and mix until all are completely coated. Make a well in the middle and pour in the mixture of half/half, egg and vanilla. Mix until you form a dough.
Turn out on floured board and knead until you have formed a ball.
Cut the ball in half, and form two smaller balls. With lightly floured hands pat dough into two circles. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Pat to desired size. With a serrated knife, cut into eight wedges each. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until bottom and top of lightly browned.
When you take them out of the oven, I re-score the wedges so they come apart easy.
Cool on wire rack, and if you have a sweet tooth like me.....add some drizzle. (Powdered sugar and water)
Put on a pot of coffee, or a kettle for tea. Sit down, put your feet up....and enjoy!!!!
PS ~ They freeze very well. Sometimes I freeze on of the circles for surprise visitors. In the micro, and they are ready to serve.