Peach Scones

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Fluffy and tender, these scones are speckled with peach pieces. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, you'll be happy to have these treats on your counter.

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
90 mins
Yield:
8 scones

Ingredients

  • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting, divided

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces

  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, plus more for brushing

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 3/4 cup canned peaches, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar

  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

  1. Stir together 3 cups all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Use your hands or a pastry cutter to cut the cold butter in to the dry ingredients until the butter is almost completely combined into the flour mixture. (Note: the flour should look like cornmeal in texture with a few pea-sized pieces scattered throughout.)

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together cream, egg, and almond extract. Using a large spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a dry shaggy dough forms. In a separate bowl, toss the cubes of peaches in remaining 2 Tbsp. flour until well coated. Add to the shaggy dough and gently fold the dough over itself until the peaches are well distributed. Shape the dough into a large ball and transfer to a well floured surface.

  4. Dust the dough generously with flour and press into a 9-inch wide and 1-inch thick circle. If too sticky to work with, continue dusting with flour until it does not stick to your hands. Create 8 equal triangles by cutting the circle into quarters and then cutting each quarter in half.

  5. Place the scones 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  6. Brush scones with additional cream and sprinkle evenly with raw sugar. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. Bake until golden brown, 32 to 35 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

    Peach Scones
    Micah A. Leal

Chef's Notes

Feel free to substitute the canned peach pieces with vey ripe, fresh peaches.

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