By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Almond Scones is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Almond Scones is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Spring Sweets Week. Associated bloggers have been posting yummy recipes all week long in relation to this. I am posting this recipe today which is my last one for this event. You can catch my other recipes here:
And there’s a giveaway (at the bottom of the post!)
I was incredibly pleased with how these turned out. My husband had been wanting me to make some scones for him like ones he remembered having from the DLM market bakery. However, it turns out he hadn’t got those there as they didn’t make them, so it was anyone’s guess.
And since I was doing the baking, that guess became mine. I was going to do some scones with frangipane but was out of almond flour. I did have a box of almond paste so went with that instead.
Also, I wanted to top these with sliced almonds but was out of those as well. However, I did have some whole almonds so just chopped those up a bit. Of course, I imagine you can use either type.
In addition, I decided on a glaze for these. Since I wanted the little extra bit of sweetness. But I decided against adding any more almond flavor since these already are quite dosed.
Six scones is slightly large and you might decide to cut them smaller. As a matter of fact, the scone on top in the photo is half a scone. It’s one I split after baking to make sure everything was copacetic inside on the bake time. A little bit of pressing the tops is the first clue on doneness, since they should be firm (not squishy).
Once done, I stored these in an airtight container at room temp. They should keep a day or two before going stale.
Scone Dough Before Baking or Topping with Almonds
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Spring Sweets Week has been having collections of recipes each day. Follow your favorite bloggers to see them all, or search social media by the hashtag #SpringSweetsWeek.
Friday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
Friday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Almond Scones from Palatable Pastime
- Blood Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Cake Cookies from Eat Move Make
- Carrot Cake Poke Cake from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Cinnamon Butterscotch Pear Chips from Blogghetti
- Coconut Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mango Coulis from The Spiffy Cookie
- Easter Bunny Cupcakes from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
- Easter Egg Macarons from Jen Around the World
- Easy Berry Semi Naked Cake from Red Cottage Chronicles
- Ginger Pear Turnovers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Key Lime Icebox Cake from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Key Lime Pound Cake from Devour Dinner
- Lemon Lavender Fudge from That Recipe
- Key Lime Whoopie Pies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mango Pear Crisp from Sweet Beginnings
- Meyer Lemon and Ginger Cookie Truffles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Meyer Lemon Posset from Shockingly Delicious
- Ombre Cakes from Art of Natural Living
- Stem Ginger Mango Cheesecake Parfait from Magical Ingredients
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- 1 baking sheet
Scone Dough and Nut Topping
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter frozen then grated
- 7 ounces almond paste chilled then grated
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract paste
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar sifted
- 4-5 teaspoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400F,
- Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Grate butter and almond paste in a food processor fitted with a shredding blade or use a hand grater.
- Add shreds to the flour mix and work in until combined.
- Separate the yolk from the white on one of the eggs and set the white aside.
- Place the yolk along with the other entire egg into a small bowl with the heavy cream, vanilla and almond extracts, whisking to blend.
- Add the wet mixture to the flour mix and stir to work in then knead lightly into a dough.
- On a lightly floured surface or silpat, form the dough into a flattened 9-inch disk.
- Cut the dough into six wedges with a large knife and place on the baking sheet a couple of inches apart.
- Whisk 1 teaspoon of cold water into the egg white and brush he tops of the dough.
- Then sprinkle almonds over the tops, pressing in lightly.
- Bake scones for 22-24 minutes or until firm and golden, then remove from oven and cool.
- Whisk powdered sugar with the teaspoons of cream to create a drizzling consistency, then drizzle tops of scones with glaze. It should set up and dry in about 10-15 minutes.
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Spring Sweets Week
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