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September 17, 2012

Apricot & Fig Scones {Gluten Free}

We had an amazingly productive Saturday!  As you know, I woke up with crud in my throat and wasn't sure if I could make it through a full-day of landscaping.  We (hubby, myself and my wonderful neighbors) transplanted 11 full-grown bushes from my neighbor's yard into ours.  Yes, "woah" is the appropriate comment here.  At least that is how we feel today.

Needless to say, I was worthless on Sunday.  Bathrooms didn't get cleaned.  Laundry didn't even get started.  My poor dog didn't get a walk until he was dying to go.  All I could find the energy to do was make these delicious and delicate scones.  Somehow, they made my Sunday much brighter.

I was inspired to make these from this week's Food Matters Project recipe, chosen by Jen of Prairiesummers.  Go to her site to check out the original recipe and her beautiful Apricot Polenta Cake!

I decided to make scones instead because I needed to make something for breakfast and I added figs because I had them in the fridge screaming to be added into something.  The two together is a delicious combination!
Apricot & Fig Scones
2 1/2 c brown rice flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
3/4 c milk (cow, soy, rice)
2 eggs
2 tbsp honey
1/2 c diced figs
1/4 c diced dried apricots

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt.  Add the coconut oil (or butter) and mix with a pastry knife or a large fork until the dough resembles small peas.  In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk and honey and whisk to combine.  Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a fork to combine.  Add the diced fruit and mix to combine.  Spoon the dough into a scone pan or turn out onto a lightly floured surface.  Form into a flat-topped circle and cut into wedges (you could also spoon onto a baking sheet and form small squares with your hands).  Put onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.  Enjoy!


Anonymous Erin said...

I love these! What a great twist. And no kidding you didn't get anything done on Sunday, you squeezed it all into Saturday! Landscaping is some serious work. Hope your throat is feeling better. I bet one of those scones and a hot cup of tea will do the trick. :)

September 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Cristen said...

Yummy! I'm printing this out and throwing it my new GF recipe box now.

September 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Angry Asian said...

lovely. i like how it's already been divvied up to share with a cup of tea.
here's to hoping you feel better very soon!

September 17, 2012 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

HI Erin! You are right, these scones are perfect with a cup of hot tea (like my favorite chai tea with a little bit of vanilla soy milk...YUM)! I'm feeling better today, just still fighting the crud. Hopefully I'll be 100% soon! Thanks for the comment!!

September 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

YEA!! You can also try it with your dairy free 'butter' in place of the coconut oil. These did have a good coconut taste, but I liked it! Enjoy!

September 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

THANKS! It is a rainy Monday today so I'm having a hard time not leaving work early to do just that!!

September 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
OpenID prairiesummers said...

Scones are great and I am debating whether I should turn the recipe into some breakfast muffin- I am looking for an excuse to make this cake again LoL

September 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

omg...those scones look so good.

September 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Aura Caplett said...

These look very yummy, Sara! I haven't tried making scones yet but the apricot cake reminded me of my favorite scones at my local bakery so the wheels started turning about making those scones myself! I hope you feel better!

September 17, 2012 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

YUM! I bet the original recipe would be delicious as a breakfast muffin! Please do so I can try it :)

September 18, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks Lexi! They were SUPER soft, moist and delicious. I really need to bake with brown rice flour more often!

September 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM  
OpenID fifthfloorkitchen said...

Love the idea of making this recipe into a scone, wish I had thought of that! Next time...hope you're feeling better!!!

September 18, 2012 at 5:43 PM  

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