Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Apricot Gouda Scones

At the Eat! Vancouver festival in May, I picked up the spring issue of All You Need is Cheese and one of the recipes that caught my eye were these Apricot Gouda Scones. They are super easy to put together and are very healthy. The whole batch only uses a mere tablespoon of additional fat! Instead, it's the slight moistness of the cheese that seems to hold it together. Cheese can be fattening but I believe a controlled amount of it is in fact good for you. Cheese is also very natural with very few ingredients. It was my first time dealing with gouda cheese; it's like a milder and sweeter version of white cheddar. 
Apricot Gouda Scones

I have an bad luck when it comes to making scones. My batter is never thick enough to turn over on a floured surface to cut into shapes. I tend to have to stick with drop scones instead... 

At the back of the right picture are my fluffy mini quiches. They are so delicious when warm and covered in gooey cheese~

A little bit sweet and a little bit savoury, these scones are unique and make for a great afternoon snack. Warm scones and a cup of tea are the ideal way to wind down after a tiring day, or served with high tea.

Apricot Gouda Scones
Yield: 12 mini scones


  • ¼ cup dried apricots, quartered
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 oz of gouda, grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  2. Place dried apricots in a small saucepan. Add apple juice and bring to a boil. Let simmer 5 minutes, covered, then let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients with Gouda.
  4. Using a fork, incorporate butter into dry ingredients, adding milk while stirring. Fold in the apricot mixture. 
  5. Distribute dough in big spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in oven 12–15 minutes or until scones are golden brown.
 Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡


  1. I love making scones, but I never thought to combine my Dofino Gouda Cheese with apricots! And the mini tarts in the background are adorable :)

    1. You should try it! The combination of savoury and sweet work so well together!