posted by Sue Freeman 03-23-99 12:53 PM
Orange Glazed Tropical Fruit Scones
From Best of Pillsbury Bake Off Cookbook Fran Neavoll
2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup tropical medley dried fruit or dried fruit bits (chopped finely)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1/3 cup apricot pineapple or apricot preserves
SCONES: Heat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest and mix well.
With a pastry blender or fork cut in butter until coarsely mixture is achieved. (Can use the food processor)
Add milk and eggs and mix well. Stir in fruit and chips and mix well.
On lightly floured surface knead dough 6 to 8 times until it holds together smoothly. Don't overmix!!!!
Divide dough in half and press each half into 6 inch circles. With a floured knife cut each circle into 4 wedges and place wedges on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool one minute.
Meanwhile mix glaze ingredients together to form glaze of desired consistency. Blend until smooth.
Drizzle mixture over scones. Cut each scone in half carefully and spread with 2 tsps apricot pineapple preserves or serve preserves with each scone.
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