Recipe by Mirj
I found this recipe on the New York Daily News website. One of the reasons I like this recipe so much is that it uses the food processor, which combines the scone dough beautifully. If you don't have a food processor you can use your hands, and I can guarantee a good workout in the process. Another reason I like this recipe is because it uses dried cranberries (craisins). I love these little babies.
- 1 1⁄4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (1 cup)
- 1⁄3 cup dried roughly chopped apricot
- 1⁄4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
Directions See How It's Made
- Adjust the oven rack to center position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spread the oats in an even layer onto a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.
- Place in the oven and toast until golden brown and fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- Wipe the sheet, line with some parchment paper and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
- Blend briefly to combine.
- Evenly distribute the butter over the dry ingredients and process for a half-dozen 1-second pulses.
- Add the oats and fruit and pulse an additional 6 times, or until the largest piece of butter is about the size of a pea.
- Transfer to a large bowl.
- Stir the buttermilk and egg together in a small bowl or large measuring cup until well-combined.
- Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork or rubber spatula until dough begins to form large wet clumps.
- Turn onto the countertop and knead by hand, incorporating any dry floury bits until it comes together into a rough, sticky ball.
- Pat down into a 6- to 7-inch disk and cut into 8 wedges.
- Transfer the scones onto a prepared baking sheet and bake until dark golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.