Sunday, May 26, 2013

*DRY FRUIT SCONES*


Dry Fruit Scones are far from plain, they are lightly sweetened,  thick but soft and delicious.  Made of plain flour, butter, milk  with baking powder as a leavening agent, it is pretty quick to prepare.

Had dry fruit mix in my pantry so I  incorporated them in this recipe. These tender, buttery scones are nicely moist. It is almost the same method as preparing the pie crust. You can add pretty much anything to this basic recipe. Savory, sweet, fruity or rich, you name it, it would probably work in scones.

The key to a perfect scone is to make sure you don't overwork the dough, otherwise the result will be a hard doughy scone. They're good enough to eat on their own!

WHOLE WHEAT FRUIT SCONES
Yield   :   16 scones

2.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter
3/4 cup dry fruit
1/2 cup milk

METHOD

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add in milk and forms into a dough, fold in the dry fruit.

Turn onto floured surface, knead gently  6-8 times. Divide into 2 portion.



Pat each portion into  6 in circle, to a thickness of 1.5 cm. Cut dough into 8 wedges or cut rounds with  a 2 in cutter..



Transfer wedges onto baking sheet. Preheat oven at 180 C.

Bake until golden brown for 20 minutes.

Remove from pan to a  wire rack. Serve warm.



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45 comments:

Happy Valley Chow said...

Scones are awesome, can't wait to give these a try!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Rafeeda AR said...

great for breakfast...

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks too good.. Love it

Rosita Vargas said...

Se ven muy delicioso sus escones que ganas de comer varios,hugs.

Neela said...

Looks so delicious and yummy.

Recipe world said...

Nice recipe dear..will try it sometime :)

Recipe world said...

Nice recipe dear..will try it sometime :)

Guru Uru said...

Healthy breakfast or afternoon tea, these would be a hit my family :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Winnie said...

I like these!! I have tons of dry fruits in the fridge and it's a wonderful way to use them :)

BTW - I love the new look of your blog!

Rumana Ambrin said...

The recipe looks so simple and good to try... Perfect for the tea...

mail4rosey said...

I hadn't thought of a savory scone, but I'm betting you're right it would be tasty. I like scones. :)

Rumana Ambrin said...

Very good and yummy...

Shobha said...

The dry fruit scones look so good.. will try them.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Those look delicious. Cannot wait to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Mmm your scones look lovely! I love making scones, and always love to see how other people make them and what they add to them! These look fabulous!

Katerina said...

These scones are perfect for a good day's head start!

Maha Gadde said...

Delicious scones n healthy too.

sushma Mallya said...

so yum...love the pics

Frances Kendrick said...

I love scones!! These look wonderful!!

Stopping by from Fluster Buster!
Take care,
Frances
www.notionsfromnonny.com

Robin Buster said...

I haven't had scones in a long time, I might just have to make some, using your recipe of course. Thank you for partying with me at Fluster's Creative Muster.

Robin
Fluster Buster

Juliana said...

Nice scones...and yes, dry fruits sounds delicious. Now I just need a cut of coffee :)
Have a great week!

Akila said...

Perfect tea time snack.. Bookmarking it

Marie @ Substance of Living said...

Hi! What a great website and I absolutely love anything scone.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Marie

A new fan visiting today from Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

Anonymous said...

These scones are sure a must try, they look mouthwatering.......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Leslie McCain said...

Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those you join to our party board
http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/30/all-things-pretty-10/

Jenna LaFevor said...

Yummy!!! Love scones! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Ellya Brill said...

I definitely will try this. Thank you so much!

Ellya

CuriositaEllya

Soha Fatima said...

They look so delicious I have to try these, will let you know how they turn out.

Natashalh said...

For some reason I was under the impression that scones are a bother to make. This recipe is clearly not annoying and looks quite tasty! Thanks!

Natashalh

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

these look delicious.
Debi

suzanne kay said...

I love scones for breakfast!! And will definitely be trying these!! I'm so glad we found your blog!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!
Sue @thet2women.com

Diane Balch said...

I have some dried fruit sitting in my cupboard just asking to be made into scones.. brillant. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

Katherines Corner said...

perfect with a cup of tea. Thnak you for linking your post to the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

These look delicious and so easy too!

Linda @ With A Blast said...

Love making {and eating!} scones and your recipe looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

Christine said...

I must try some!!! They look delicious!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Mmm, these look wonderful! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/06/7-creative-ideas-2/

Jamie Sherman said...

I love your new look!! So fresh and clean looking! Your scones sound wonderful - it's been awhile since I've made any, I should give these a try :) I absolutely love your recipe and I bet they would be so tasty! I simply love them .... so much so, that I'm featuring it as one of my favorites at tomorrow's All my Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

anyonita green said...

Oh, I love fruit scones! :) Wha ta fab recipe! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by tomorrow & link up your best “man food” recipes in honor of Father’s Day!

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. We hope to see you at this weeks party starting at 8:00PM tonight.
Debi and Charly
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

Jessica @ The Wondering Brain said...

Those looks like yummy scones!! I haven't had one in awhile!! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Blog Party!

Jessica
The Wondering Brain

Tiffany said...

What a great recipe! I love the simplicity and versatility!

Susie @bowdabra said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your yummy recipe! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

Have a great week!
Susie@bowdabra
http://bowdabrablog.com

Crystal said...

YUM! Would love you to share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Aloha Friday blog hop! :)

http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

Britni Vigil said...

This looks like a great recipe and I love scones. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.