Saturday, July 18, 2015

Peach Pie Scones

 I love peaches -- especially when they're in something yummy like these peach scones! I found this recipe on alattefood blog and just had to try it -- WITH a few modifications to make it a bit 'healthier' for our diet.  Be sure to check out the original recipe!

A dear friend is moving (insert sad face here) and knowing my love for vintage teacups, she gifted me with some from her collection.  This is one of my favorites and it came with the matching dessert plate.

I love the gold detail and Royal Albert is definitely one of my favorite makers of china cups and saucers.

We are enjoying one of the FIRST hot days of the summer (FINALLY!) with a heat index near 105 -- perfectly logical day to heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake scones!
Below is the original recipe with my modifications.  Enjoy!
(Note: I DOUBLED the recipe 
so I could freeze some of these)
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour (4 cups + 4 T flour)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (2/3 c brown sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder (2 T baking powder)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (1 t salt)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and cold (still just 1/2 c butter - I used salted)
  • 1 egg (1/2 c egg substitute = 2 eggs)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing(1/2 c fat free half & half)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (3/4 c fat free Greek yogurt)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (4 t vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup fresh peaches, diced (1 c diced peaches)
  • Vanilla Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (1 c powdered sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (2 T vanilla0
  • 1-3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream (2-4 T fat free half & half)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once combined, cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Whisk together heavy cream, sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in the peaches, and mix until just combined.
  5. On a well-floured surface, turn out the scone dough and pat into a small disk that's about a 1/2" thick. Cut into 6-8 slices, and transfer to the baking sheet. Brush each scone with just a bit of heavy cream.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or just until golden brown. Allow to cool.
  7. Glaze
  8. Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp of heavy cream. If the glaze is too thick, continue adding in heavy cream, one 1 Tbsp at a time, until it has reached the desired consistency. Pour over warm scones and enjoy!
    Linking to these parties this week . . .
    The DIY Showoff   http://diyshowoff.com/

    I Should Be Mopping the Floor http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/





    The Thrifty Groove  http://www.thethriftygroove.com/





    French Country Cottage http://www.frenchcountrycottage.net/



7 comments:

  1. Oh this looks scrumptious and thank you for the recipe. There is nothing better than a sweet juicy home grown peach but I'm afraid if I find one like that, it would never make it to a pie or scone! :) Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. The tea cup is gorgeous! I love making scones but always make blueberry. These sound wonderful and the peaches are in season right now. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  3. Are you sure you don't want to come for a visit, and, bring a bunch of these scones. Drooling. Love the cup and saucer too.

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  4. My dear Lauren, how I would love to come for a visit enjoy a cup of tea and sweet fellowship with you :)

    Your tea cup is stunning and those scones have my mouth watering! Hugs and blessings!

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  5. Sounds delicious and LOOKs delicious! Yes, I would do something like that too, bake on a hot day! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us for "Let's Talk Vintage!" Enjoy your week, Lauren!

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  6. Good morning, my dear! I wanted to let you know that this post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration later today....thanks for sharing at the party last week! Hugs!

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  7. I also really like peach scones , I add some lavender! flowers Have you tried? Great saucer and cup! I love beautiful dishes and I love to drink tea, love tea parties!

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