Spicy fruit scones

Yield: 15 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Margarine or butter
1¾ cup All-purpose* or Whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons Sugar
2½ teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 Egg, beaten
½ cup Diced fruits, chopped figs or Dates
5 tablespoons Half-and-half
1 Egg, beaten
¾ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon Ground cloves

*if using self-rising flour Omit baking powder and salt 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 ½-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.

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