Monday, December 31, 2012

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

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This past weekend I had a hankering {I love that word} for a homemade treat. Then I saw the Pioneer Woman tweet about her vanilla bean scones. After scanning her recipe and calling our local health food store to inquire about real vanilla beans I was in business. The business of making vanilla bean scones. Yum.

Do you loves scones as much as I do? I mean honestly, I could eat one every day for the rest of my life and be pretty darn happy.

This recipe is just too good not to share with you guys, so here it goes.

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

3 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, chilled
1 egg
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 whole vanilla beans
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1 whole vanilla bean

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrap out the vanilla caviar using a knife. Stir the caviar into the cream. Set aside for 15 minutes. 

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut cold butter into slices and use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Continue until the mixture resembles crumbs. 

Mix vanilla cream with egg and combine with the flour mixture. Stir gently with a fork until it comes together. 

Turn dough onto floured surface and lightly press it together until it forms a rough rectangle. Mixture will be crumbly at this point. Use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Use a knife to trim the dough into a symmetrical rectangle.

Cut the rectangle into 12 symmetrical squares. Then, cut each square in half diagonally to form two triangles. 

Transfer each triangle onto a baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove from the oven just before they start to turn golden. Cool for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before glazing.

Split one vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the vanilla caviar. Stir caviar into the milk. Set aside. 
Mix powdered sugar with the vanilla milk, adding more powdered sugar or milk if necessary to get the right consistency. 
Stir or whisk until completely smooth. One at a time, dunk the top of each scone in the glaze. Transfer to the wire rack and allow the glaze to set completely. 


{recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman}


  1. yum! i love making scones. i have an amazing blueberry orange recipe that i will have to share. happy new year! xoxo


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