Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Peaches & Cream Scones

Peaches are a Southern staple; pies, cobblers, jam, and today, Scones.  I look forward to when I see the farm stands announcing that peaches are in, which happened a few weeks ago.  I've already done 14 jars of jam, but will certainly make more.

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.
Preheat oven to 400F-degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

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.
 Mix 1 large egg + 1 tsp. Half-&-Half and brush on the tops of the scones.  I also take a toothpick and poke a few holes in the surface of the scone to achieve an even bake.

Bake for 14-17 minutes or until golden brown.

Optional Glaze:
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!

10 comments:

  1. mmmm... I can smell those peaches! How ambitious of you to make these for breakfast! I would not be patient enough to wait!

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  2. wow These scones look die for, Susan. They turned out perfectly perfect.

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  3. Scones with peach cream sounds divine, Susan. Homemade peach jam sounds so good with your scones. xoxo ♥

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  4. Ohhhhh...that's why I have had some troubles using fresh fruit. Thanks for that tip. And what could be nicer than a peaches and cream combination for scones? If I were baking these days, I'd have to try them.

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    1. Fresh fruit is great in muffins, but not scones--these dried diced peaches were perfect!

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  5. Oh Susan. Those peaches and cream scones would KILL me. I'd want to eat ALL of them. Mmmm mmm mmm They look so scrumptuous. Thank you so much for all your visits to my posts. I appreciate each one of them. Susan

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  6. I can go for one of those peach scones right now...just poured a cup of tea.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh my, oh my...Susan!!! Peaches and cream? Divine!!!! You always make me SO hungry!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  8. Those look delicious. There must be something in the air as I just made some homemade peach ice cream.

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  9. Those look amazing! We have a really short peach season in Ontario and it's so hard to get good ones...

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