Almond Crumb Scones with Honey Butter

Jessica Silva

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@jescapdes

Yummy, sweet, a little crunchy, a lot nutty, and perfect with the accompanying honey butter!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

ALMOND STREUSEL

3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
finely chopped almonds, toasted
2 Tbsp
cold butter

SCONES

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
chopped almonds, toasted
1/4 c
sugar
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
firm butter
1
egg
1/2 c
half and half

HONEY BUTTER

1 stick
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
honey

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix 3 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and the finely chopped almonds. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender, until crumbly. Set aside.
2
In large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender, until particles resemble fine crumbs. Stir in chopped almonds. Stir in egg and just enough half-and-half until dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
3
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Pat or roll into 9-inch round on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with streusel; press lightly into dough. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
4
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm with Honey Butter.
5
For the Honey Butter:
Whip honey and butter together in stand mixer or with handheld electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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