Monday, April 9, 2012

Petite Vanilla Scones {Baking with Sisters- Part 2}

Another recipe my sisters and I tackled while they were visiting was a Pinterest find- Petite Vanilla Bean Scones. I cross the "Bean" out because we were not in possession of a vanilla bean at the time, unfortunately. So, these are the non-bean adaptation. If you'd like the original bean-included version, follow the link to the recipe on the Baking Bites blog! These tiny scones are soft and cakey, infused with vanilla flavor and delicately drizzled with a sweet glaze. If you are fortunate enough to have ever snagged a few at your local Starbucks, you are likely drooling about now and are eager to discover if they are easy enough to make at home. Well, get to the kitchen, because they are incredibly simple and fast to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand! Between the three of us, we whipped these darling treats out in no time flat and were ready to move onto the next treat (which you'll read about in Part 3)! They baked up beautifully and looked even more adorable when coated with the shiny, vanilla colored glaze. They are a perfect portion size, too- a fantastic compliment to a cup of coffee or tea, and they would be equally at home on a breakfast tray or as an after dinner treat.

Petite Vanilla Scones
makes 20 small scones
adapted from Baking Bites

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Add vanilla and beat to incorporate. Add in half of flour mixture, followed by the milk. Stir in remaining flour mixture until dough comes together in a firm, slightly sticky mass.
Divide dough into 5 equal pieces and roll into tennis ball sized rounds. On lightly floured surface, press each ball into a disk about 1/2 in. thick. Cut each disk into quarters and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 11-15 min. or until lightly browned. Cool before glazing.

Vanilla Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
4 TB milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Beat together all glaze ingredients until very smooth and of pour-able consistency. Add extra sugar if too thin, extra milk if too thick. Pour over cooled scones.

1 comment:

  1. I do love those Starbucks scones! I adore vanilla beans- if you ever want me to pick you some up and mail them to you, Bob's Red Mill sells them for pretty cheap!


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