almond crumb scones with honey butter

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Jessica Silva
from East Berlin, CT

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The next time you're hosting a brunch or want something special at breakfast, make these wonderful scones. They're soft and lightly sweet. Easy to make, they have a toasted almond aroma as they come out of the oven. Spread the honey butter on the scones when they're warm. It melts into the scone making them irresistible.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For almond crumb scones with honey butter

  • 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

How To Make almond crumb scones with honey butter

  • Flour, sugar, chopped almonds and butter ready to be combined in a bowl.
    1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, mix 3 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and the finely chopped almonds. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter, using a pastry blender, until crumbly. Set aside.
  • Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    2
    In a large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder, and salt.
  • Cutting butter into the flour mixture.
    3
    Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using a pastry blender, until particles resemble fine crumbs.
  • Stirring in chopped almonds.
    4
    Stir in chopped almonds.
  • Egg and half and half added to the bowl.
    5
    Stir in egg and just enough half-and-half until dough leaves side of the bowl and forms a ball.
  • Dough turned on a floured surface.
    6
    Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat.
  • Kneading the dough.
    7
    Knead lightly 10 times.
  • Pressing the dough into a circle.
    8
    Pat or roll into 9-inch round on ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with the streusel.
    9
    Sprinkle with streusel.
  • Pressing streusel into the dough.
    10
    Press lightly into dough.
  • Dough cut into eight pieces.
    11
    Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
  • Scones baking in the oven.
    12
    Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Scones separated into pieces.
    13
    Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm with Honey Butter.
  • Honey and butter in a bowl to mix.
    14
    For the Honey Butter: Whip honey and butter together in a stand mixer or with a handheld electric mixer until light and fluffy.
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