Apricot and Ginger Scones

"This is an English recipe, from Prue Leith's column in the Daily Mail. I love the ginger cream that makes these scones really special. Perfect for afternoon tea."
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Ready In:




  • Oven temperature 220°C/425°F.
  • Flour a baking sheet.
  • Sift flour with salt into a large bowl.
  • Rub in the butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Add apricots.
  • Make a deep well in the flour, pour in milk and mix to a soft, spongy dough with a knife.
  • On a floured surface, knead dough lightly until it is just smooth.
  • Roll or press out to 2.
  • 5cm/1inch thick.
  • Stamp into rounds with a pastry cutter.
  • Brush scones with beaten egg for a glossy crust, sprinkle with flour for a soft one or brush with milk for a light gloss and soft crust.
  • Bake scones at top of preheated oven for seven minutes or until well-risen and brown.
  • Leave to cool on wire rack or serve hot from oven.
  • Stir chopped ginger and ginger syrup into whipped cream.
  • Cut scones in half horizontally and sandwich together with ginger cream.

Questions & Replies

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  1. nealtopray
    What are the american equivalents to the measurements?


  1. -Sylvie-
    Those are delicious. Thanks for posting such a great recipe. I couldn't find any candied ginger in the supermarket, so I just served them with wipped double cream, to which I added a little bit of bourbon vanilla suger. Mine needed about 12-14 minutes rather than seven as stated, but apart from that the recipe worked perfectly!
  2. ncmysteryshopper
    Wonderful scones!!! I love scones and try different recipes here and there... and these were awesome! The ginger whipped cream was perfect!!!! Thank you for posting such a wonderful recipe!!!
  3. MarieRynr
    My husband said these were a 5*plus...and I agreed! They had a lovely crumb. We really enjoyed the apricots and the ginger whipped cream was a lovely addition. But then, we are both nuts about ginger and apricots anyways. This is the first time I have tried them together and I was well pleased with the results. Thanks for a delicious recipe that I would highly recommend!


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