I decided to make these because they are my husband’s favorite breakfast treat from Starbucks!! They are excellent right out of the oven, or re-heated for 15 seconds in the microwave the next morning…
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 TBS cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or half & half
- 1 vanilla pod, beans scraped (slice lengthwise, scrape out with edge of knife)
- 1 egg
- egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 TBS water)
- coarse sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl with pouring spout or similar, add the half & half and vanilla seeds, let them sit 5 minutes.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the cold butter cubes and mix with a pastry blender or your hands to break the butter up into smaller pieces, evenly distributed throughout dry ingredients.
Add your egg to the half & half vanilla bean mixture and whisk to combine.
Add to dry mixture and stir to combine.
Lightly flour a work surface and dump dough out onto it. Shape into a rectangle that’s about 3/4 inches thick.
Cut the scones into triangles and place on lined baking sheet.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with course sugar.
Bake 17-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with coffee!
Nutritional facts: 275 calories, 12.5 g fat, 74 g sodium, 11 g sugar, 5.5 g protein.