The kids and I made these about two weeks ago and they were SO GOOD, that I just had to share the recipe! I just wanted to point out that when making these, make sure to buy the unsulphured dried apricots...they are the ugly looking brown ones, next to the golden toxic ones! These scones are the nicest I've ever tasted, and were not in the least bit dry, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Ingredients - (makes approx 18 scones)
450g - Self-Raising Flour
2 Tsp - Baking Powder
100g - Butter
100g - Dried Unsulphured Apricots (finely chopped)
300ml - Full Fat Milk (plus extra for glazing)
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F or gas mark 4.
- Sift the flour into a bowl with the salt and baking powder. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, and then stir in the apricots. Make a well in the centre and gradually add the milk, stirring with a knife until the mixture comes together.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly for a minute, then roll out to 2cm (I did ours to nearer 3cm so we could split them easily). Cut out your scones using a round or fluted edge cutter, careful not to twist the cutter in or out of the scone mixture as this will discourage a good rise.
- Place scones on a lined baking sheet and brush the tops with a little milk and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until risen and golden! Cool on a wire rack. Then EAT THEM!! Yummmmm!!