Mouthwatering Peaches and Cream Scones

Delicious peaches and cream scones with a sprinkle of chopped pecans.

When you have dreams and aspirations of owning your own tearoom you just can’t help but dive into so many scone recipes.  There were so many to choose from so why not start with the first word in my business name; Peach.  

I have baked many scones in the past few months and I have come to the conclusion that most scone recipes seem a bit dry and not as flavorful as I would like. After searching and modifying so many times I concocted the perfect mixture. So get ready for your mouth to water and your taste buds to tingle; this is one delicious scone recipe.

Ingredients:

Scones

2 cups flour (sifted)

⅓ cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 stick of butter (frozen and grated)

1 egg

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ cup peach greek yogurt

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup diced/mashed peaches

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

Glaze/Topping

½ cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp vanilla extract

1-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Optional: ⅓ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray tray with nonstick cooking spray.

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3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  I recommend sifting the flour.

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4. Using a cheese grater (large holes) grate one stick of butter and blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, heavy cream, yogurt and vanilla extract.

6. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 

7. Gently fold in the diced peaches (pat with a dry paper towel first).

8. Pat the dough out into a rectangular shape (like a flat log) that is about 1 inch thick.  Cut into 6 – 8 equal wedges (use a pizza cutter)

9. Arrange the wedges on your baking sheet or scone pan.  Using a basting brush, brush some heavy whipping cream over the tops of the scones.

10. Bake scones for 12 – 14 minutes or until light golden brown.

11.Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you mix the glaze.

12. To make the glaze, add the powdered sugar and vanilla to a small bowl.

13. Add the heavy whipping cream slowly (one tbsp at a time) until the mixture is easily pour-able but not runny.  Drizzle the glaze over the scones.

14. Crush a handful of pecans and sprinkle over the scones. (I let my kids take turns using the chopper for this step – they love it).

I strongly recommend using a cheese grater to cut the frozen butter.  It is so much easier. Here is the one I used.  I do get compensation if you click on this link and order. Cuisinart CTG-00-BG Boxed Grater

 

Dreams for an Inspirational Business

What is the purpose of having a blog for a tearoom that I don’t own yet?  We all have hopes and dreams that we long to achieve.  Well, a family friendly tearoom with an adult special needs program is mine.

I have never owned my own business before; though I have run a school based coffee business (but that story is for another day – check my ‘about’ me page for more details).  Each day I’m learning new things about myself, tea, crafts, special needs and business planning.  Part of my dream includes trying all of these new learnings together.

My vision is simple: To use my passions and skills so that we may benefit from one another.  Then, when I do finally have my tearoom, I will be able to bring people together with each visit and encounter.  But what does that look like?  I would like to inspire others to join me in empowering those with disabilities, build compassion/character in each other, and encourage uniqueness all while satisfying your taste buds.

Community involvement is a huge part of the mission/vision of PeachPearPlum.  From the arts (music, crafts, stories, etc), working with schools to increase Service Learning opportunities, as well as increase knowledge and comfort around people with disabilities.

This blog is here to help me stay focused on my dream as well as entertain, guide and educate others.  My posts will range from tea decor, crafts and recipes, to special needs job skills and accommodations.

I look forward to trying new things, building on what I already know and receiving feedback/knowledge from my readers.  I invite you to learn and dream along with me.