In a food processor or large bowl, whirl or mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Add butter; whirl or rub with fingers until coarse crumbs form.
If using a food processor, add apricots, ginger, and peel; pulse until just blended.
Otherwise, stir them into flour mixture.
Add buttermilk and whirl or stir just until evenly moistened.
Scrape dough onto a floured board and knead about 6 turns or until dough holds together.
On a 12x15 inch lightly greased baking sheet, pat dough into an oval about 7x12 inches.
With a floured knife, cut diagonal lines through dough, forming 8 or 9 triangles.
Bake in a 4 degree oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Break along scores to serve. Makes 8 or 9.