I managed to get my hands on some nice, warm, fuzzy must-haves. Also known as peaches! 😉 I adore these fruits, so sweet and juicy. There’s just something about a soft fruit, one with a bit of fuzziness to it! 😉
See just looking at them you, you can’t help but smile! A bit overly fuzzy, but we can solve that with a small rest in nice boiling water, followed by a plunge in and ice bah. Their skin slips off easily that way. Hmm I wonder If that happens with the Fins and their sauna rituals? Maybe that’s why they have such young looking skin…
Back to the peaches, you with me? Good because we are about to turn them into yummy scones. Even healthy ones. (The old recipe asked for 1/2 cup of heavy cream which is yummy and yes winter is coming so hibernation is a thought, but not that much!). These are heavy, sink in your tummy scones either. Nor are they too sweet because I’m not a huge fan of that either.
To make them you will need:
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt, unless using salted butter
2 tbsp sugar depends how sweet the peaches are
6 tbsp cold, very cold, butter
1 large egg, well whatever happens to be called large
1/3 c butter milk, or you can make your own using milk and some lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla (I have a wee addiction to this so I measure by eyeballing)
1 tsp or to taste good quality cinnamon
4 denuded peaches, 3 cut into pieces and 1 smashed up
preheat oven to 425, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Okay, let’s get down and start with the fun. Ina large bowl, I need a huge bowl because I have a huge zeal for making stuff like this, that’s the polite way of saying I’m messy btw, we want to dump on our flour. I know it looks like a lot, but when we are done it will be yummy! To your flour add, the baking powder and soda, salt if you are using, sugar and cinnamon. Give it a good stir. No kat so you are supposed to whisk, but I just settle for a decent stir. I’m a rebel that way. 😉
Now for some fun, take your very cold, did I say cold, butter and cut it into small peices. You can use forks, a pastry blender or your hands to mix the butter into the dry ingredients. You are supposed to be looking for a coarse meal texture. You need to get the butter worked in, but if it’s a bit more coarse than coarse, don’t sweat it. (I know baking is supposed to be exact, but where’s the fun in that? 😉
Now in anther bowl beat your egg a bit, add the other wet ingredients and give it all a stir. This is where you will add the smushed peach. Now take that stodgy mess and pour it all at once into the dry ingredients. Stir until a lovely soft down forms.
With a soft touch take your cut peace he’s and stir them ever so carefully into the dough. It may be a bit wet so you may need more flour. It should be somewhat sticky, but not too sticky that it won’t me come a nice big soft ball of dough. (Okay so technically this is where the exactness should come in, but hey that’s just no fun!)
Lightly flour your whatever surface and turn the dough out. Give it a gently need to bring it all together and form it into a circle about 1 inch thick. (Don’t you dare grab a ruler!). Gently cut into 4 large or 6 smaller triangles and put on the baking sheet. Now go rinse your hands! 😉
If you want them to look pretty, brush their surface with some milk or cream. You could even sprinkle some almonds, more cinnamon or sugar on top. Pop them in the oven until they are golden brown. Take them out and let them cool for a bit before consuming! 🙂
See, not exact, but yummy all the same! I failed to brush their tops to make them super pretty, but look at the peaches peeking out!