A perfectly crisp exterior, with a light and fluffy inside, drizzled with a mouthwatering icing. Simple Glazed Scones are delicate and delectable. Easy to make and incredibly divine, these little treats are sure to be a hit.
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Four days to be exact. I think there is something so wonderful about this time of year. I just love all of the amazing food, great smells and wonderful experiences that are always shared around the dinner table. I love coming together with my family, and remembering all of the blessings that we have, and all that we are thankful for.
The last two weeks have just flown by! Wow! The boys and I have been having tons of fun at story time, playing with friends, venturing out in the snow, running errands, and of course having a blast cooking and eating. Andrew has been traveling a bunch for work, which is probably one of the reasons I’ve been a bit on the tired side 😉 All in all, the last two weeks have been incredibly fun and rewarding, and just a tiny bit exhausting. I’m very thankful for a nice LOOOONG weekend coming up!
Here are a few pictures from our adventures.
Scones! There’s just something so sophisticated and decadent about these little goodies. Firm and crisp like a cookie, with all of the fluffy goodness of a piece of cake. Ohhhh my! If you’re hosting company this Thanksgiving and need an impressive breakfast element, or just want something scrumptious to wow your family with, these Simple Glazed Scones are just the thing! They are perfect for breakfast with bacon and eggs, great for an uplifting afternoon snack, or even make for a wonderful dessert after a fun-filled day. I love them with a huge glass of ice cold milk, morning, noon, or night.
My inspiration for these scones came from a recipe I found on MyRecipes for the Best-Ever Scones. I made a few minor changes to the directions, but for the most part, this is such a dynamite recipe as it is! One change it did make was the need to refreeze the dough once it has been sliced. This helps to keep the scones cold right before they go into the oven, and helps to ensure their shape while baking. I also added a sweet glaze to top them off. I think this little touch not only makes them look fantastic, it also gives them that true bakery taste and texture.
Grab your bowl, a few ingredients, and get ready to bake. Pop them in the oven, and in a few minutes your house will be filled with the rich smell of SCONES! Simple Glazed Scones are sure to be a Thanksgiving morning (or anytime) delight.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (plus 2 tablespoons for brushing) (1 cup total)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk together. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter (or back of fork), until mixture resembles small pea sized crumbs. Place bowl in freezer for 5 minutes. Remove bowl from freezer, and add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cream. Stir immediately with a metal spoon until mixture is just moistened. While still in bowl, shape dough into a ball, dough will be crumbly. Place ball onto a piece of wax paper, and press and shape into a 7-inch flat, round disk. Using wax paper, wrap up disk and place in freezer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and cut into 8 even triangular wedges. Place triangles 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat baking sheet.
- Brush tops of scones with remaining 2 tablespoons cream, until moistened. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the glaze, in a small bowl, add powdered sugar, water, vanilla and salt, and whisk together until smooth. (Glaze will look like a thick paste). Once scones are cool, drizzle glaze lightly over the top of each scone in a zig zig pattern. Also glaze to harden for at least 5 minutes.
If glaze becomes too hard to drizzle, place bowl in microwave for about 10 seconds to soften.
If you’re looking for another great breakfast bread or snack recipe, check out my Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting.
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