Vanilla Bean Cream Scones with Vanilla Glaze

Vanilla Bean & Cream Glazed Scones

Sometimes you just wanna be a little plain, am I right? (Ergo- lazy). It’s a total vanilla kind of day. If attitude were a flavor, it would be vanilla. You don’t want to put makeup on, you want to live in your jammies or sweats all day (same thing-duh!) and not get dressed. Forget about engaging your brain. You just want to exist. The couch is seriously calling your name. Perhaps you even called in sick or you blew off your first hour of class or perhaps the whole shootin’ day for that matter. You are oh so ready to binge watch something good all day while you are lazy as a fat cat on your over stuffed couch. Think Garfield on a Monday.

Yep, you are in a vanilla state of mind boo. The signs are all there….you’ve been needing a serious mental health day. Trust me- I’ve been there. Don’t EVEN feel guilty. No! you NEED THIS!

Enter the vanilla bean scone, dripping with vanilla glaze and coffee in hand. This recipe is so easy, you don’t have to think too much about it. This is what you need babe. I suggest you make these ahead of time through the shape and cut stage and freeze them solid on a sheet pan. Then pop them in a freezer bag and bake off as many as you want for those moments when you are feeling like being a little vanilla.

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Vanilla Bean Cream Scones

yield: 8 scones

2 Cups all purpose flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 C sugar

1/2  tsp. kosher salt

5 Tbsp. cubed cold unsalted butter

1 Cup heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla bean paste

Egg wash:

Whisk together one egg  and 1 tsp. heavy cream (or milk)

Vanilla Bean Glaze

1 Cup confectioners sugar

2 Tbsp.  milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste

 

In a food processor place, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and pulse to combine. Add cold cubed butter and pulse 4 times. Dump into a large bowl. Mix the heavy cream and vanilla bean paste together and pour in the bowl and mix gently with a rubber spatula until combined. Dump out onto a lightly  floured board and gently knead about 5 times- just long enough for dough to come together. Pat into a round circle 8 inches wide. Cut into 8 equal triangles. Place onto a parchment lined sheet pan at least 1  1/2 inches apart. Chill for 30 minutes (while you go be lazy for a while). Preheat the oven to 425° F. Make sure the oven rack is in the middle position. Brush each scone with egg wash  and bake for 15 minutes. Let scones rest for 10 minutes. Make vanilla glaze and drizzle each scone. I like to double drizzle because I’m kind of a slut when it comes to glaze, but if you want to, you can also totally cover them in glaze.

Note: If you are baking them from frozen state, don’t thaw but just bake them a little longer until golden brown.

 


2 Comments on “Vanilla Bean Cream Scones with Vanilla Glaze”

  1. lachresia says:

    Looks great byt. Where do I find vanilla bean paste??? Thank you Lachresia bogardus

    • swooz says:

      Hi Lachresia, I get asked this a lot, so I hope others read this as well. Craft stores that supply baking stuff sometimes stock it, ( Michaels etc.) or you can order it from online sources such as King Arthur or even Amazon. Higher end grocery stores usually stock it as well. It tends to be pricey- BUT a jar lasts a long time. I just love it! Esp. When making vanilla buttercream- it makes all the difference. Hope that helps!


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