Almond Scones Recipe
Submitted By:from Moorhead.
Almond Scones Notes
Here's a quick and easy recipe for Almond Scones. Prep time from start to finish is 30 minutes! They're great with a cup of hot coffee.
- 1/2 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, very cold, cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- for garnish, powdered sugar
Serves / Yields
16 small scones
You'll need a food processor that can hold 11 cups for this recipe.
Place the almonds into a food processor and process until they are a fine crumb. Add the remaining dry ingredients and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and process until incorporated well.
Now, with the food processor on, add the wet ingredients through the feed tube. Continue to mix, just until it all comes together and forms a ball. Do not overmix!
The dough will be a little sticky when you remove it from the food processor, so I just toss the whole ball into my flour bin and coat it lightly.
Next, divide it into 2 balls. Flatten each ball into a disk, about 8-10 inches in diameter and 1-2 inches thick. Take a long bladed knife and cut the circles into 8 even wedges. A pizza cutter works well too.
Use a silicone baking mat (Silpat) to keep the scones from sticking to the baking sheet. Place the 16 pieces on the mat on a cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar once cooled.
Food processor with a capacity of at least 11 cups.