Spicy Fruit Scones Recipe

* if using self-rising flour Omit baking powder and salt

Step 1

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut margarine into flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in 1 egg, the fruits and just enough half-and-half so dough leaves sides of bowl.Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat 1/2-inch thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter, or pat dough into rectangle and cut into diamond shapes with sharp knife. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush dough with 1 egg. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool. Split scones. Spread with margarine and serve with preserves if desired.

ABOUT 15 SCONES; 130 CALORIES PER SCONE.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/3c Margarine or butter
  • 1 3/4c All-purpose* or
  • -Whole wheat flour
  • 3tb Sugar
  • 2 1/2ts Baking powder
  • 1/4ts Salt
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2c Diced fruits, chopped figs
  • -or Dates
  • 5tb Half-and-half
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3/4ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8ts Ground cloves

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