These delicious homemade scones, studded with chopped dried apricots, are perfect for a British-style breakfast or afternoon snack. Experiment with other dried fruits for endless variations on this basic scone recipe.
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 1999
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients (flour through salt), and cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the apricots. Combine the buttermilk and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Pat dough into a 9-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into but not through dough. Combine 2 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over dough. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Make-ahead tip: Scones can be prepared a day ahead; cool on a wire rack. Wrap in aluminum foil; reheat at 350º for 25 minutes.
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