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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Butterscotch Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze

I have enjoyed finding lots of different kinds of scones during my research of English foods.  I don't think that you have enjoyed them as much as I have.  They are very easy to put together and they are a nice breakfast food.  Give them a try.
Some very basic ingredients.
In a small bowl add 3/4 c heavy cream, one egg and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Whisk together.
In a second bowl to 2 cups all purpose flour add 1/4 c brown sugar packed.
To that add 1 tablespoon baking powder.
Then add 1/4 teaspoon salt.
To the dry ingredients add 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks.  Then cut it into the flour mixture.
When the butter is well cut in add the cream mixture.
Then add one cup of butterscotch chips.  I think next time I might chop them a little.
Gather the dough into a ball, turn out on a floured surface.
Press out to a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness.
Cut them in desired shapes.
Now to mix the glaze.  One tablespoon of heavy cream add 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
Whisk together.
Then brush on the tops of the scones.
Ready to place in a preheated 400 oven.  Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.  Check the bottoms to make sure they do not burn.
The finished product.

Butterscotch Scones Recipe

3/4 c heavy cream
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 c all purpose flour
1/4 c brown sugar packed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into chunks
1 c butterscotch chips

Glaze
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoon brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, egg, and vanilla; set aside.

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a bowl.  Cut the butter into the flour mixture. Pour the heavy cream mixture into the bowl and mix.  Add the chips.  Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and form a circle.
Cut into shapes.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Make glaze and brush the tops of the scones.

Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

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