I thought I would celebrate my love of baking by starting a blog, and to celebrate the start of my blog I’m baking scones! These scones are my favorite comfort food, a perfect compliment to tea or coffee, and the most requested treat from my family members! These are not the typical crumbly scones you’ll find at most bakeries. These are very moist and fluffy and make my mouth oh so happy! There are so many variations to this scone recipe including mix-ins and glazes, not to mention yummy butters. But that is for another day! Today, I introduce you to my Yummy, Perfect Scones!
Start with 2 cups all-purpose flour, leveled off.
Add 1 tablespoon baking powder.
Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Then in a food processor, pulse to combine the dry ingredients.
Cut 6 tablespoons of cold butter into cubes. Add to the dry ingredients.
Pulse until the butter is incorporated into the dry ingredients and the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
In a glass mixing bowl, beat 1 egg.
Add 1 cup whipping cream.
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or more). I tend not to measure!
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Mix until the wet and dry ingredients come together. I always use a glass bowl and a rubber spatula for this process…. I have tried other ways and it just doesn’t work as well. This is what the scones like. I don’t question it!
Flour your board (or counter top).
Form the dough into a disk.
Cut that disk in half (here I am using a bench scraper, but a sharp knife would work just as well). Set one half to the side.
Re-form the dough into a disk, then cut it into triangles ( I usually try to get 8 triangles per disk) Repeat the re-forming and cutting with the half that you set aside, then place the two disks on a baking sheet or stone. Brush the tops with heavy cream. You can also use an egg wash, but again, the scones like the cream, and I aim to please!
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-16 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
Glaze it up! I whipped up a super-simple coffee-cream glaze by mixing 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon whipping cream, and 1 tablespoon coffee.
Serve it up!
- 2 c. All-purpose Flour
- 1 T. Baking Powder
- 3 T. Sugar
- 1/2 t. Salt
- 6 T. Cold Unsalted Butter
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 c. Whipping Cream, plus more for brushing
- 1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
- 1 T. Whipping Cream
- 1 T. Coffee
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Measure all dry ingredients into bowl of food processor. Pulse to combine. Cut butter into cubes, then add to food processor, pulse until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- In a glass mixing bowl, beat egg, then add 1 c. whipping cream and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until dough forms. Lightly flour a work surface and pat dough into a 8-inch disk. Cut dough in half and set half aside. Form half the dough into an 8-inch disk, then cut into 8 triangles. Repeat with other half of dough.
- Place scones on a baking sheet or stone and brush with whipping cream. Bake for 12-16 minutes until scones are lightly browned on top. Set aside to cool slightly while you prepare the glaze.
- Using a whisk combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the warm scones.
- This is just a basic recipe. You can customize it by adding just about anything: dried fruit, chocolate chips, even savory ingredients! Also, you can change up the glaze. Instead of coffee, try adding some lemon zest.