Peach Scones

Friday, August 1, 2008

Peach Scones

1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons honey
1/3 cup finely chopped peach, peeled
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted*
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top (optional)

Glaze: (optional)
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large sheet pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together egg, milk and honey, in a small bowl, until well combined; stir in peach.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, until well combined. Add the butter in, using a pastry blender or your fingertips, until the mixture resembles pea-sized lumps. Stir in pecans and milk mixture until dough comes together, being careful not to overwork.

Place dough on a floured surface and form a ball, picking up a little bit of flour as you do it. Pat into a round, about 3/4-inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, slice into 8 equal triangles; transfer to baking sheet and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees F, for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the glaze, stir together butter, milk and powdered sugar, in a small bowl. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Cool 5 minutes before drizzling over scones.

*To toast pecans, place in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant.

Yield: 8 scones

48 comments on "Peach Scones"
  1. Emiline, only us bloggers know how many hours we spend on the computer and you are right about the comments it happens to all of us. There are some times that I feel so tired that I am afraid that I may not make any sense. Your scones look delicious and I am really tempted as I have all the ingredients except the last one. What kind of sugar is that? Haven't heard of it before.

  2. I loooove your new header/colors! Love it!

    I also love scones- this looks like a good way to take advantage of peaches while they're in season!

  3. First to respond? I better get something good in return! Just kidding - I know how it feels. Sometimes I want to say something complimentary about a dish or recipe I see and it comes out sounding so fake, or just incoherent!

    By the way, I'm digging your new banner.

    PS. I haven't said "digging" since 1999. Darn blog commenting.

  4. I don't think I could explain food blogging to others, you're right it's really a strange/funny world! But it's a world I love to live in, beacuse I can see wonderful things like these scones you just made. I like the new blog look, it feels more grownup, in a good way!

  5. It must have taken a long time to get that banner the exact color of a plumb -- beautiful. I love, love scones. Now I have another recipe to use my Fredericksburg peaches. They look great!

  6. Love the new header! The scones sound great too!

  7. Great, delicious, wonderful, gorgeous scones! Seriously they look divine! (Did I pass the test?...only kidding!)...Love the new header and dark background.

  8. ooooh! look at you with your fancy blog :) It looks beautiful! I love the color! I am a big scone fan too... I actually really like working with the dough, there's something really stress relieving about it :) hope you have a great weekend!

  9. ...and i have been thinking this for awhile... you really need to try out for top chef's next season

  10. I've been thinking the same things about how much energy goes into blogging yet it is nearly impossible to explain to anyone when they ask, "What do you do?" I'm so glad I'm not alone!

    Your scones look so yummy... but I don't know which looks yummier... the scone... or the peach that you photographing divinely!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  11. I love blogging :0) And I also LOOOVE those scones and your new blog layout!! Fabulous!!

  12. Amen Emiline - sometimes it can be overwhelming, and that's when I give it a break for a few days.

    Love those scones - so summery, and pecans and brown suigar together is a super combination. I'm coming on over for tea!

  13. Hey, I like your new design. The colors fit together really well.

    Speaking of fitting, great idea for a peach scone. They look delicious to the max. You're an Einstein baker, my dear :)

    Ok and your hair is better than his too...

  14. I am a new blogger and I love it! It does take time and effort, but that's part of the fun!!

    Those scones look delish!

  15. LOVE your new header!!! It's gorgeous!

  16. I'm definitely going to try this out. I want to start baking more - and I can't - lol. I'm going to conquer my fears though...I really am.

    and yes, you're sooo right. I was having a conversation about blogging and she totally didn't get it. I'm glad to be connected to a bunch of nuts that are JUST LIKE ME!

  17. LOL I know exactly how it is. Don't worry, there is a point where none of us make any sense, but at the point we don't even notice anymore. We are just a bunch of nuts :-p

  18. Heh, I feel the same way. It's not just blogging, it's taking the pictures, uploading, editing, then typing out the blog post. It's more work than you would initially think.

    Delicious scones! I should make some with the plums I have. I really like the new header! Very chic.

    Emiline, I gave you an award on my blog!

  19. Yum! I love scones, and yours look delicious! I'll have to make these soon.

  20. You are so right about food blogging and commenting.

    I like your new look blog, and love the scones.

    BTW, I've given you an award.

  21. Your scones look delicious. I just started a food blog recently and unless you are in "the world of food blogging" it would be difficult to understand. I am having a blast and love it!

  22. Yeah, it's like blogging has become this cult that outsiders just don't understand ("what do you mean you were up late doing a meme? What the f is a meme?")

    I love your comments, Em. But I totally know what you mean. I am a sarcastic person and that can come across in comment form when I'm doing late night blog surfing. There have been many times when that has bitten me in the ass.

    Speaking of new headers- your's looks awesome : )

    Tasty looking scones too.

  23. You are welcome! I only joined to help out my friends and hopefully pull more traffic:) Your post SO deserved it!

  24. by the way- that last comment about sarcasm and blog cult was me, brittany, the pie lady. NOT roger. I am using the computer at work and realized I was signed in as one of our waiters. Sorry to confuse you

    : )

  25. Love the new colors here! Your scones look terrific. I'm with you, the one's in the coffee shops are usually no good at all.

    My comments seem to get more ridiculous the later I stay up and blog! Have a great rest of your weekend!

  26. They look delicious! I just bought a pail of peaches from the farm market. Just love them at this time of year!

  27. Hey, I just happened across your site, this is great! The peach scones look so yummy!


  28. I totally understand--I usually wait too long and have way too many blogs to catch up on, too (and I don't get nearly as many commenters as you do). I think we all leave comments that we go back and think, "what the h** was I thinking?".
    I also agree about coffee shop scones--they are never as good as I expect them to be. Yours look great, though!

  29. Those are gorgeous summer scones. Feel free to leave a demented comment on my blog any time. We're all trying to balance this obsession.

  30. would you believe i've never had a homemade scone? this is because i've only ever eaten coffee shop scones and, as you said, they're nasty. perhaps it's time to make a real scone, prepared with the tlc lacking in those dry, miserable excuses for baked goods.

  31. I get it! I tried to explain it to my aunts yesterday at a family wedding and they didn't seem to get the point. "That's wonderful, darling." is pretty much what I got. :)

    Yummy scones, by the way!

  32. Understanding - and enjoying - what someone has written, is usually as simple as appreciating the time a writer has taken, to share something; significant or otherwise.

    I understand that a bit like this one, is more special to you, because it didn't come from any book.

    Besides all of that, those are fucking good-looking Scones, lol. Candied nuts are genius.

  33. Emiline sorry I haven't popped by for a while. I was away camping and not been in the mood to bake in this heat, so no blogging. I love the new look!

    Those peach scones look really delish.


  34. You are so right! Thanks for the demented comments, they are definitely appreciated. In fact, I've tagged you for a Tree of Happiness award.

  35. like the new look, tho i loved the last one. is that mean?still very very whimsical! :)

    and the scones, now that's something different story..that type of time, i wish i had!

    i just used Palm Sugar from Indonesia. amazing!

  36. I think demented comments are the best kind.

    You know, I can handle all the work that goes into the blog itself, it's maintaining all these relationships that wears me out. The reading and commenting and replying to my comments takes HOURS. Of which I have few spare. You're one of the good ones, though, kid. (I just chucked you on the chin like you're my lil' slugger)

  37. I love the new blog design Emiline... it reminds me.. it reminds me of cashew chicken!..hehe. It's very harmonious.

    Your delicious-looking scones would go great with jam. I still didn't pick a winner though. Cross your fingers! Otherwise come to NY to pick up a few jars. :)

  38. Oh, gosh, I am DEFINITELY not among the first to leave a comment for this post. I'll expect some real nonsense from you...

    Not only would people be surprised at how much time people spend blogging, they'd be APPALLED!!! Sometimes it's better not to share too much.

    Your blog looks gorgeous. Will you be changing it every time you feature the main ingredient in each recipe? I think you should, because you don't spend nearly enough time on your blog and it shows! Oh sorry, now I'm rambling...

    Your scone recipe looks really delightful.

  39. Yeah, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the time it takes to food blog lately - I've cut back a lot (but don't worry - your blog is still on my reader!!)

    These scones look great. I'm a glaze girl, too.

  40. bring on the least you make a nonsensical attempt I just stop at things like "cashew chicken, thats nuts!"

    these scones look so turnoverish and I love em'

  41. OMG... those scones look sooo good. I love scones. I haven't made one in a long time though. I don't really know why. I miss them. Maybe I should make some soon, you think? hahaha...

    Love your new header by the way!

  42. How right you are! I will try to comment on all of the blogs that leave comments but I have to space it out over a few days otherwise I would leave strange comments as well. In any event these look very good!

  43. I love making scones! I hate the scones you buy at starschmucks. It is always funny to me when someone has a real, decent scone and they complain that they did not like it because it wasn't like starbucks. Too funny! Anyway, this recipe looks great! Can't wait to try it.

  44. These scones are very good, I would start checking on them at 18 minutes though. I also made a strawberry and peach glaze to pour over them. Delicious :)

  45. Just made these with fresh plums instead of peaches - delish! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Made the scones this morning. They were a HUGE hit and super easy. Tasted way better than the coffee-shop scones down the street. Thanks for posting. :)