Scones: Dried Pear and Cardamom Scones

posted by Terrytx 10-16-102 6:15 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Dried Pear and Cardamom Scones
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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 tablespoons butter
10 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chopped dried pears
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
cooking spray
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Combine buttermilk, rind, vanilla and egg in a medium bowl; stir in dried pears. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be tacky).

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Dust top of the dough with 2 teaspoons flour, and pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut dough into 8 wedges; arrange wedges 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush egg white over wedges. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings. 228 cal, 5.7g fat, 5.7g pro, 39.5g carb, 2.6g fiber, 39mg chol, 1.8mg iron, 349mh sod, 105mg calc.

Source: Cooking Light-10/02

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