Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
This scone is perfect when served with coffee on a weekend morning.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine flour, apricots, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup cold butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine sour cream, egg, orange juice and 1 teaspoon almond flavoring in small bowl. Stir into flour mixture 1 minute or just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth.
Pat dough to 7-inch circle on greased baking sheet. Score into 6 wedges; do not separate.
Bake 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/8 teaspoon almond flavoring and enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over warm scones.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
I have made these scones for my family and got raved reviews and not a crumb left !
Easy and absolute delicious! The whole family loves them, as well as guests!
My sister is married to an Englishman and I am always trying to find different scone recipes for them. I made The Apricot Scones for her birthday and they were a great success.
Again a great recipe from this website. They were moist and light, more like a heavy cake. I used dried cranberries which were wonderful. I also made them twice, I liked them better with 3 tbsp of orange juice concentrate instead of juice for a little more flavor and I only used 1/2 tsp of almond the second time which I also preferred. I ran out of sour cream and used yogurt which made no difference. I highly recommend these, they are not your typical dry flavorless scone.
APRICOT ORANGE SCONES - THIS RECIPE TOOK ME LESS THAN AN HOUR TO MAKE, BAKE,FROST AND CLEAN UP,THEY LOOK LIKE A PICTURE AND THE TASTE IS ABSOLUTLEY DELICIOUS. THIS WAS A DOUBLE RECIPE I MADE. WHAT I DID WAS BAKE BOTH AT SAME TIME, ONE I CUT IN 6'S AND OTHER I LEFT HOW RECIPE CALLED FOR AND BOTH CAME UP BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU LIKE SCONES, YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE .LOOKS BETTER THAN BAKE SHOP. THANK YOU
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