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(c) A Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.Com Original Recipe

Apricot Scone Loaf

 Is this a scone in a loaf or an unusual quick bread? This is wonderful fresh or toasted. It is not quite cake; not quite a bread but somewhere inbetween.  Over 3800 hits - this recipe is a winner and lovelier than springtime.

1½ cup yellow raisins, plumped, dried,  and coarsely chopped
1 ¼ cup currants, plumped and dried
1/3 cup dried apricots, plumped and dried, coarsely chopped
3  cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cup unsalted butter, in chunks
1¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch ginger
1 egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup whipping cream or evaporated milk

Finishing Touches
Coarse sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or use a 9 or 10 inch layer or springform pan for a round scone cake.

Prepare raisins, currants and apricots and set aside.

In a food processor, cut the butter into the flour, salt, baking powder and ginger by pulsing until you have a fine grainy mixture. Turn out into a large mixing bowl. In the center, stir in vanilla, egg and most of cream (or other liquid) and stir to make a soft dough. Fold in fruits.

Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle some sugar on top.

Bake, reducing heat to 350 F after 15 minutes, until loaf is golden browned, about 40 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing.

Slice in thick slices to serve with honey butter.

8-10 servings

© This is a Marcy Goldman/ original recipe
This recipe is for sole, personal use of visitors of BetterBaking.Com Online Magazine. Marcy Goldman/ recipes are for your enjoyment but not to be posted or reprinted without express permission of the author/baker. Thank you kindly for respecting my copyright and happy baking. BetterBaking.Com, established 1997.
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