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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Peach Scones

Last month I had fresh peaches to use up, and one of the things I made were peach scones. I froze them before baking, so I could bake them when I wanted them. Sunday we baked two.

As usual, I only kinda followed the recipe I had, but I made some major variations here, making a two layer scone with the peaches in the middle.

Peach Scones
3 cups flour, all-purpose
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk, dried
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk, 2% lowfat
8 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 large peach, sliced
Fresh grated nutmeg
Lemon juice

Slice the peaches. Sprinkle with sugar and fresh nutmeg. Mix in a teaspoon or so of lemon juice.

Whisk together flour, sugar, buttermilk powder, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and milk.

Cut the butter into the flour mixture.

Fold in the milk mixture until just combined. Divide the dough in half. On a very well floured surface, press or roll out half the dough into a disk.

Place the peaches on the disk, leaving an edge free.

Peach Scones

Press/roll out the other half of the dough into a similar sized disk, and place atop the peaches.

Neaten things up.

Peach Scones

Cut into eight scones.

Peach Scones

Before baking, preheat the oven to 450 F.

Bake for 7 minutes then turn off the oven without opening the door. Leave in the oven for 8 to 10 min longer.

Peach Scones


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