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Dad’s Day

For Fathers Day, why not treat Dad to these delectable scones filled with dried fruit for his wake up call. He just may have to have more than one! Dads deserve special treats on their big day and these scones will not disappoint. They are beefy, dense and full of dried fruit and nuts. Mix up your own combination of dried fruits or even fresh like raspberries and blueberries. Dads rule.

Tutti Frutti Scones
Makes 8
Preheat oven to 400F

Mix together in a bowl:
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter in bits

Add to the flour mixture:
1/ 4 cup golden raisins or currants
½ cup dried apricots, cranberries, strawberries or blueberries
½ cup chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans or almonds
1-1/4 cup heavy cream
For brushing on top
2 tablespoons coarse white sugar

Use a fork to mix in 1- ¼ cups of heavy cream

Mix just until the mixture comes together into a sticky ball of dough. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Pat the dough into a 10-inch circle. Sprinkle top evenly with coarse white sugar.

With a knife score the top to create 8 equal wedges

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Separate the wedges and serve warm with jam or butter.





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