Vanilla Bean Scones

January 02, 2017


Soft, fluffy scones made with vanilla beans and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze.
Happy 2017! I hope your holiday was lovely. It was quiet here, but, productive. My husband painted our kitchen. Yay! Not very exciting to some, but, I was darn glad it got done. It looks amazing..he did a fabulous job on it.

For our first recipe of 2017, we have some vanilla scones. Like my newly painted kitchen, they aren't too very exciting for some, but, they are fabulous.

Yes, fabulous. I know, vanilla is so, well, vanilla. But, these are super soft and have an added punch of vanilla by using a real vanilla bean.

I know that using real vanilla beans can be costly. Believe me, I know. They are something that I don't purchase that often, but, do make a huge impact when it comes to flavor in some items. So, go ahead and splurge and buy yourself a whole vanilla bean. It can be worth it.

These are fluffy, packed with an amazing vanilla flavor and loaded up with a sweet, vanilla glaze. Great for breakfast or a sweet treat. Get yourself a cup a tea (or coffee) and have a scone!


linking up & weekend potluck

Vanilla Bean Scones

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:10
Cook Time: 00:10
Ingredients (8 scones)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 6 TBSP butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup half/half
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
FOR GLAZE
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 TBSP milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a flat rimmed baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and sugar. With a pastry cutter (or two knives) cut butter into flour mixture until pieces are about pea size.
Mix in egg, half/half, vanilla and vanilla bean. Mix until dough forms.
On a floured surface, shape dough into a circular shape. Cut into 8 wedges.
Place wedges on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes
Whisk glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzle/frost on scones.

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