Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Peach Scones

Peach Scones

Continuing our love affair with peaches during National Peach Month, we present peach scones recipe round two. What happened to round one, you ask? Well, round one was definitely not blog-worthy. I'd never made peach scones before so I followed someone else's recipe and ended up with scones that were dry, under sweetened (despite using very sweet peaches), contained too little fruit and lacked flavor. They'd looked so fetching in the photo but with so many problems, I decided to scrap the recipe rather than tweak it.

Peach Scones
Round two is my interpretation of what a peach scone should be. Sweet, tender, flavorful and loaded with fresh summer peaches. Brian, a man not to be trusted around a plate full of fresh scones, ate one from the first batch and declared he was done. Wow, that was a first. And how did the second batch do? Hey, where did all my scones go?? Enjoy!








Ingredients
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 Cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling over top
3 Peaches, peeled and diced
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon vanilla
3/4 Cup buttermilk
1 Egg

To peel the peaches, bring a large pot of water to a boil and submerge the peaches fully for one minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place them in ice water to cool. The peel should come off easy with your fingers.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles course crumbs. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk and vanilla.  Add to the butter/flour mixture and mix until combined. Add the chopped peaches and mix just until combined. Note that the peaches will make the batter too wet to pat out without adding excessive flour so I poured the batter into a greased 9" pie pan. Sprinkle on the remaining tablespoon of sugar and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Makes 8 servings.

20 comments:

  1. Dry scones are no good. Glad you tried again because these sound delicious. I am loving peaches every day right now.

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  2. You're so smart :) These look beautiful and absolutely perfect!!!

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  3. Sweet and tender scones are the best! These sound great!

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  4. I absolutely love scones! These peach ones look incredible! :)

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  5. Good idea to use a pie pan to bake the dough. Why haven't I ever thought of that! Your scones look delicious with all of the peach flavor.

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  6. These sound awesome. Good tip about the pie pan for the wet batter--a far better solution than adding more flour and risking a(nother) dry scone.

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  7. I love peaches, and I love scones. Never had a peach scone though- may have to try this!! BTW, are the bowls you have in your bottom photo from Costco? If so I have the same ones :)

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    1. Hi Mallory! The bowl in the bottom photo is actually from Home Goods but Costco may have the same ones.

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  8. Ooo...a pie pan for baking scones? I like it! What a genius idea. These scones look absolutely delicious, love love love love peaches!!

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  9. peach scones are a brilliant idea - these look fantastic!

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  10. Love scones...love peaches...love these :)

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  11. Mmm, I love peaches so much. I have a hard time keeping my hands off them long enough to make anything with them though. The scones are perfection.

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  12. You wouldn't think finding the perfect scone recipe would be so difficult, but it definitely is. Thanks for testing and perfecting for me! Those scones look delish.

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  13. Do you think it's a coincidence that we both have sconey things on our blogs today?

    Yeah, me either.

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  14. I am currently addicted to peaches. I can't get enough of them. These scones look amazing, Anita!

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  15. Oh I cannot wait to try these! There is a peach stand on my way home and man does this look great!

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  16. Wow Anita! How did you know I love scones AND peaches? :) Thanks for posting and linking to Foodie Friends Friday!! Don't forget to come back and vote Sunday!

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  18. I know we will love these scones, they look Wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 47. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/08/thursdays-treasures-week-47.html

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