Monday, May 4

Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas: Apricot, Ginger, and White Chocolate Scones

apricot, ginger, and white chocolate scones

Perhaps it's their association with English tea and ladies' garden luncheons that make scones so deliciously feminine. Since they're one of the easiest baked goods to make and are always well received, they're an ideal addition to your Mother's Day breakfast.

These Apricot, Ginger, and White Chocolate Scones are a new creation of mine -- the spicy ginger compliments the sweet apricots and white chocolate, while the slivered almonds provide just the needed crunch. They pair especially well with spiced coffee and, of course, hot tea.

apricot, ginger, and white chocolate scones

For a pretty, unfussy presentation, serve scones in a linen or cloth-lined basket for your Mother's Day breakfast.

Apricot, Ginger, and White Chocolate Scones
Makes 8 scones
Print recipe only here.

3/4 cups heavy cream or half 'n half
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter)
1/4 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
1/3 cup slivered almonds, plus 2 tablespoons for tops of scones
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
egg wash: 1 egg, lightly beaten OR 1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon milk, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place oven racks in top and bottom thirds of the oven. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and ginger; set aside.

In another bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add chilled butter (in small pieces), and mix with a pastry blender or fork, until a coarse meal forms with tiny pea-sized butter pieces. Mix in apricots, almonds, and chips. Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture and, using a fork, mix until just combined. Do not over mix, or the dough will become leaden.

Using a floured surface, shape the dough into a disk, about 1/2-inch thick. With a wet knife (to make slicing easier) cut the dough into 8 triangular shaped scones. Place scones on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Brush egg wash over the tops of the scones and sprinkle with slivered almonds, pressing lightly with your fingers so they adhere.

Bake scones for 15 minutes, rotating pans mid-way through. Bake until puffed and golden; transfer to a rack to cool.

You might also like:

Fresh Apricot Muffins




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Here are a few more to try:
British Scones and Clotted Cream at Cherrapeno
Blueberry Maple Scones at more than burnt toast
Cherry Almond Orange Scones at Sass & Veracity

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24 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous scones! This combination of ingredients is fabulous!

Cheers,

Rosa

Maris said...

Ooh this is a good idea! I'm making brunch for Mother's Day and supposed to do some type of egg but what would a holiday be without some type of decadent carb!?

Alanna said...

Ms Susan but you'll laugh, my aunt sent me this recipe (or one darned close!!) with the note, MAKE THESE. She isn't much for sweets so I know they are special. They're already on the menu for Mother's Day, so your timing is perfect.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Those look heavenly!

Johanna said...

sound delicious - and I love the yellow gerberas - one of my favourite flowers - so cheerful

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Mmm scones. I always go for unsulphured dried apricots, btw. The sulphured kinds can create an asthmatic reaction for me. Not fun!

Jamie said...

These scones sound divine! Now if only someone would make them for me on Mother's Day!

michaela said...

my friend just gave me some oatmeal cookies with apricots and white chocolate from a martha stewart recipe. i love the combination!

City Girl said...

These look absolutely fantastic!!

Ivy said...

White chocolate and ginger, now that's the next combination I must try. They sounds delicious.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Beautiful scones! I never would have thought of putting apricot and ginger together. Sounds wonderful.

BB said...

There will be 12 or more people at home on Mother's Day morning at my house, and I'll be probably in a crazy hurry! (Hope I will sleep some that night!)

It was a bad surprise when we realised that our wedding day was at Mother's Day, but I promise I'll bake&cook these beauties for her next year :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rosa-Wow! Thanks!

maris-I couldn't agree more.

alanna-My inspiration came from the farmers' market!

alisa-Many thanks.

johanna-I love gerbers too. They always make me smile.

michelle-Ewww, that's not fun at all.

jamie-Hah! :)

michaela-Ooh, I'd love to try those.

ivy-it's really lovely.

citygirl-Many thanks!

lynn-They compliment each other beautifully.

bb-You're getting married? Congratulations! They year we got married, it fell on Father's Day!

BB said...

awww... it's always harder to fathers :))

thx for the advice ;)

Chef E said...

Oh, now here is a hint my son could get since he works as a chef...cook mom some scones, although he does not bake except from a box! Thanks for coming over, I am glad I found this group of blogs...I am sending him this link as I said!

My herbs are my gold mind, along with the oils!

Nicisme said...

Beautiful scones! They look delicious!

Abby said...

I love anything with almonds, and white chocolate isn't bad, either! I've always thought scones were so lovely, and decidedly feminine just as you say!

Annie said...

These sound delish. I love all the flavors. I'll make these for myself. My mother is more of a chocoholic though, so I think I may make something dark and decadent!!!

Elle said...

These sound delicious for any day! Sweetie love scones and dried apricots, so may make these for Father's Day, too. :)The ginger and white chocolate make them extra special.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely idea, love the flavors

linda said...

Delicious Motherday's recipe!

Soma said...

Adore the flavors of Ginger & Apricot. WOW!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh these were so yummy! I made them for my mom the night before and they smelled so good they woke her up lol the only problem was i couldn't stop eating them :) can't wait for more tasty recipes!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Just love them SO MUCH Susan, & am sorry I've been missing a while. Your creation is YUM!! Love the pairings...

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