APRICOT, PECAN AND WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

Apricot-White Chocolate-Pecan-Scone-PecansIn one of the episodes of Unique Sweets which happens to be one of my favorite shows. We get to peak inside the kitchen of Bank and Baker Restaurant. Pastry Chef Linda Baker shared two recipes one being this scone recipe. This is not your typical scone, Linda really packed it all in in this recipe. Toasted pecans, dried apricots and white chocolate. The white chocolate really sold me on this recipe because as you know everything taste better with chocolate. This recipe is a little different then my usual scone recipe switching out the all purpose flour for a mixture of pastry flour and bread flour. The unusual combination leaves this scone with the perfect texture. All that is left to decide is Early Grey or Chai tea? 
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Apricot-White Chocolate-Pecan-Scone


Serves 12

Ingredients 

2 cups pastry flour
2 cups bread flour
1 /2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
2 cups cold heavy cream, plus 1/4 cup for brushing
1 cup chopped toasted pecans 
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup chopped white chocolate
Directions 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Mix pastry flour, bread flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.

3. Using a pastry cutter or a fork break butter into flour mixture, until butter becomes pea size. 

4. Add cream and stir until combined. 

5. Fold in remaining ingredients toasted pecans, apricots and white chocolate

6. Place dough on a floured surface and fold the dough over itself to create layers. 

7. Roll the dough out into 1” thick circle. 

8. Cut the dough into 12 wedges. 

9. Place on a baking sheet and brush with remaining cream. 

10. Bake until top is golden brown approximately 25 - 30 minutes. 

11. Remove from oven, allow to cool and enjoy!

1 comments:

  1. Just found your blog through twitter and oh my lord, the photos are amazing! Everything looks delicious! A definite follow from me :)

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