Zaarbucks Famous Apricot Almond Scones

"In July 2005, five women set out to Florence Italy to found Zaarbucks, a chain of kiosks serving coffees, teas, jaffles, fudge and baked goods. Early on, the group's business manger, PanNan, figured out that customers hooked on their fabulous baked goods would soon gain so much weight they would stop buying their daily muffins and scones. Quickly Bergy and Derf began working on a new recipe for a deletable new scone that would be kind to the figure. Having developed a basic recipe for light scones, they worked with Madeleine M. to develop a range of flavor combinations that would rival none. Apricot-Almond was by far my favorite so today, one time only, I'm sharing the recipe with you. Don't tell 'em where you got the recipe."
Zaarbucks Famous Apricot Almond Scones created by Outta Here
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Prepare baking sheet by spraying lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles course meal.
  • Add the apricots and almonds into the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix together the yogurt, sour cream, and extracts.
  • Cut and fold the yogurt/sour cream mixture into the flour until you can collect the dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface just until it can be shaped. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour but take care not to add too much as it toughens up the scones. Similarly, over kneading the dough also diminishes the final result.
  • Place the dough ball on the baking sheet and spread out into an 8 or 10 inch disk.
  • Lightly brush the milk on the top and sprinkle with the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Using a very long knife (bread knives work well) cut half way through the dough. You are making indentations, not actually portioning the scone. Repeat until the scone has been divided into 8 wedges. (You can also cut into 12 pieces if you want smaller pieces).
  • Bake the scones 20 - 22 minutes.
  • Best served warm but cold is good too.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. kelly in TO
    Friends loved them, there were no leftovers. Great scone.
  2. Debber
    Very nice scone recipe, a bit putzy with the preparation, but worth the effort in the end. Try dried cranberries in place of the 'cots, too--every bit as delish! Or chocolate chips or nuts. Mmm-mmm-good! A *Zaar Star* recipe!
  3. JiliBean
    These were a lot of work for not "the best" scones I've ever had. But they were good!
  4. Arichka
    I liked how scones tasted on the first day right after baking. They got tough on the second day and I could definetely tell that they were low fat. For me it was good way to use up some extra yogurt and dried apricots.I probably will not make it again.
  5. Outta Here
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