Are you ready for some delicious goodness? So scones… you find them regularly at coffee shops, and I’m usually so sad and disappointed when I buy them because they are often so brick-like and stale. It wasn’t until I started experimenting with baking that I found my “happy recipe” for scones. After lots of tweaking, I found a recipe that out does the rest! Truly! These apricot pecan scones have a secret ingredient that gives them their interesting and delightful flavor- yogurt!
The trick for this dough, as it is for most pastry doughs, is to not overwork it. You want to keep the butter super cold and chunky and only blend in the flour just enough. This helps to keep a lightness to the dough. These scones are incredibly easy to make and can even be prepped the night before and then popped into the oven in the morning. They also bake up quickly and store very well, so you can make them the night before and then simply heat them covered in some foil in the toaster oven or with paper towel in the microwave.
These scones come out tasting sweet and fluffy and the flavors of apricot, orange, pecan and yogurt blend just perfectly. When they are warmed up, they literally melt in your mouth. What’s wonderful about these treats is that they store well for a few days and they make a perfect breakfast-to-go item, a quick and easy lunch snack, or even a yummy dessert after dinner. Here’s the recipe: