Almond Crumb Scones With Honey Butter

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Jessica Silva

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@jescapdes

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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

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Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Almond Crumb Scones With Honey Butter

Step-by-Step

  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.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using a pastry blender, until particles resemble fine crumbs.
  4. Stir in chopped almonds.
  5. Stir in egg and just enough half-and-half until dough leaves side of the bowl and forms a ball.
  6. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat.
  7. Knead lightly 10 times.
  8. Pat or roll into 9-inch round on ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with streusel.
  10. Press lightly into dough.
  11. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
  12. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm with Honey Butter.
  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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