White Chocolate Apricot Scones

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Good morning lovelies! So who else is so excited that Summer is finally here!? I just love summer – literally everything about it!

What are your favourite things about this gorgeous season? Here are a few of mine… Gorgeous sunshine, warm breezes, naps in the shade, aimless road trips, barefoot strolls, pink sunsets, long nights, early hikes, shorts & flip flops, sun kissed shoulders, freckled cheeks, beach days, sand castles, moonlight swims, sneaky splashes, salty hair, wet bathing suites, sandy toes, camping trips, camp fires, marshmallow roasting, s’mores making, BBQ everything, popsicle making, melting ice cream cones, farmers market wanders, & alllllll the fresh summer fruit! 

So yeah, I pretty much love everything about Summer, but I especially love the last one; summer fruits – mostly because baking with fresh fruit is probably my favourite thing ever. Case in point – these Fresh Apricot & White Chocolate Scones.

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I love baking with apricots. They have a sweet, tangy flavour that pairs incredibly well with buttery pastries like pie crusts & sweet scones. So when I saw fresh local Apricots at my fav grocery store Meridian Meats the other day, I wasted no time grabbing a bunch and racing home to whip em’ up!

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So you guys know that I’m all about a light, tender flaky scone, so these are no exception to that rule. They have crispy golden edges {yaaaass} & the flavour of the tangy apricots with the sweet white chocolate is quite simply to die for.

So if apricots & white chocolate weren’t already on your shopping list for this weekend – you’re going to want to make sure you pencil them in, because you need these scones to be on your breakfast scene. i’m telling you; Nothing beats a bite into one of these fluffy scones, bursting with juicy apricots & white chocolate drizzle.

So let’s keep this one short & sweet! Here is the recipe lovelies & I hope you enjoy <3 <3

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White Chocolate Apricot Scones

Makes: 12 medium scones

Things you need…
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsbp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg
2  tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon zest
1 cup chopped apricots
1 white chocolate bar, chopped

White Chocolate Drizzle
1/4 cup white chocolate, melted

How to make… 

White Chocolate Apricot Scones
Preheat your oven to 400F degrees  if it is on regular or 375F  if you are using a convection oven; Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, cream, egg, vanilla, and lemon zest; Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, until evenly combined. Add in your cubes of cold butter and lightly toss to coat each of the butter cubes with the flour mixture. Begin working the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers or with a pastry cutter until most of the butter chunks are the size of peas, with a few larger almond sized chunks. Add the chopped white chocolate & chopped apricots and toss to combine.

Drizzle the cream & buttermilk mixture over the dry ingredients and use a fork or spatula to gently fold the wet into the dry ingredients until a ragged dough forms and turn the ragged dough out onto a cool lightly flour work surface. .

Gently fold the right half of the dough over onto the left half; repeat this process 3-4 times to create those flaky scone layers!

Now divide your dough into 2 parts. Dust the top of your dough with a bit more flour and gently roll each part  into a 3/4-1 inch thick  disk. Use a sharp knife to cut each disk into 6 equal parts, so you end up with 12 scones in total.

Place the 12 scones onto your prepared baking sheets; Brush the tops of the scones with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Place one tray at a time into the center rack of your oven and bake for 18-23 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the tops spring back to your touch. Set the tray on a cooling rack to cool for about 5 minutes.

**Note – your scones will cook a bit faster if you are using a convection oven.

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