Vanilla Bean Scones

I decided to make these because they are my husband’s favorite breakfast treat from Starbucks!!  They are excellent right out of the oven, or re-heated for 15 seconds in the microwave the next morning…

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 TBS cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half
  • 1 vanilla pod, beans scraped (slice lengthwise, scrape out with edge of knife)
  • 1 egg
  • egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 TBS water)
  • coarse sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a small bowl with pouring spout or similar, add the half & half and vanilla seeds, let them sit 5 minutes.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

 

Add the cold butter cubes and mix with a pastry blender or your hands to break the butter up into smaller pieces, evenly distributed throughout dry ingredients.
Add your egg to the half & half vanilla bean mixture and whisk to combine.

 

Add to dry mixture and stir to combine.

 

Lightly flour a work surface and dump dough out onto it.  Shape into a rectangle that’s about 3/4 inches thick.
Cut the scones into triangles and place on lined baking sheet.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with course sugar.
Bake 17-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with coffee!

Nutritional facts: 275 calories, 12.5 g fat, 74 g sodium, 11 g sugar, 5.5 g protein.
recipe inspired by: www.laurainthekitchen.com

3 Responses to “Vanilla Bean Scones”

  1. Brady Herbert Says:

    Like you said, they are my favorite. But these are WAYYY better than Starbucks for sure!

  2. Rita Says:

    These look AMAZING!!! I must try them. If only I had all the ingredients right now!!

  3. Jen Says:

    Cannot wait to make these!

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