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Basil Marmalade Scones

 Basil Marmalade Scones
Orange marmalade and fragrant basil give these delightful scones a slightly sweet, garden-fresh flavor. They’re tender and moist and perfect with morning or afternoon tea. —Hannah Wallace, Wenatchee, Washington
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in basil.
  • Whisk eggs and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5 times.
  • Divide dough in half. Transfer one portion to a baking sheet coated
  • with cooking spray. Pat into a 7-in. circle. Spread marmalade to
  • within 1/2 in. of edge. Pat remaining dough into a 7-in. circle.
  • Place over marmalade; seal edges. Cut into eight wedges, but do not
  • separate.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 8 scones.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 scone equals 224 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.