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)
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 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.
- Whisk together heavy cream, sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the peaches, and mix until just combined.
- 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.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or just until golden brown. Allow to cool.
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!
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