Today, I decided to make some scones for a breakfast treat, but really any time of the day a scone tastes delicious. I knew that fresh fruit isn't always the first choice when making scones; it makes the dough too wet, so I decided to use dried peaches which I found at Nuts.com.
To soften the peaches, I warmed the Half-&-Half and poured it over the diced peaches to soften just slightly. After exercising for 35 minutes, they were perfect to start the dough. In the KitchenAid mixer, the scones come together quickly and in less than 25 minutes, we had warm scones to start the day.
Peaches & Cream Scones
1 cup dried diced peaches
1/2 cup Half-&-Half, warmed until bubbles appear around the edges
Pour the cream over the diced peaches and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
2 1/2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
2 T firmly packed light brown sugar
2 T granulated sugar
1 T baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/3 cup honey
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
dried Peach/cream mixture
In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix the dry ingredients together. Add the 1/2" pieces of butter, while the mixer is running, a few at a time. When the mixture resembles coarse sand, add the honey, egg, and extracts. Mix on low just until the dough comes together. Use your hands to knead a bit and place on a lightly flour board.
Roll dough to 1" thick. Cut into 8 pie-shaped pieces and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 14-17 minutes or until golden brown.
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 T Light Karo syrup
1- 1/2 T very warm water
Drizzle glaze over the warm scones and serve with butter and Peach Jam. Enjoy!