*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                              Tropical Scones
 Recipe By     : Simply Scones
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Breakfasts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  cup           granulated sugar
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    5      tablespoons   unsalted butter  -- chilled
      1/2  cup           milk
    1      large         egg
    1 1/2  teaspoons     vanilla extract
      1/2  cup           dried papaya  -- chopped
      1/2  cup           dried pineapple  -- chopped
      1/2  cup           macadamia nuts  -- chopped
      1/2  cup           coconut  -- shredded
    3      ounces        white chocolate  -- 1/2 inch pieces
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly butter a 9 inch diameter circle in 
 the center of a baking sheet.
 In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  
 Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and distribute them over the flour 
 mixture.  With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut 
 in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In a small bowl, 
 stir together the milk, egg, and vanilla.  Add the milk mixture to the 
 flour mixture and stir to combine.  Stir in the papaya, pineapple, 
 macadamia nuts, coconut, and white chocolate until evenly distributed.
 With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into a  8 inch circle in the 
 center of the prepared baking sheet.  With a serrated knife, cut into 8 
 wedges.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and a 
 cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out 
 Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.  Using a 
 spatula, transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool.  Recut into wedges, 
 if necesary.  Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight 
 container.  These freeze well.
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