Apricot Jam Scones

Seems like a good day to make these!


Is there anything better on a rainy day than a tea party?  How about a tea party with a 5 year old, two stuffed animals, and the carpenter who’s working on your remodel?  Here are the scones we made today.  They are flaky and light, nothing like those dry, heavy ones you find at coffee shops.  Makes 16 mini scones- or 8 huge ones.

  • 1/2 C. hot water
  • 1 C. dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 2 C. flour
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks of cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C. cream
  • 1/2 C. Apricot jam or preserves
  • Turbinado sugar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Place the hot water in small bowl with the dried apricots and allow them to soak in the water while you make the dough.  In a standing mixer, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Using…

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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