You will love this Peach Scones Recipe! Fresh peaches with lemon zest in a flaky scone drizzled with a peach orange glaze. A sprinkle of slivered almonds and you've got yourself a treat!
Peaches are in season and they are delicious in these scones! Finely chopped peaches are added to the glazed and drizzled on top giving you even more peaches in every bite!
If you love scones, you will want to be sure to dry the lemon blueberry variation of this recipe. The are a family favourite.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- homemade scones are so much better than bakery scones! Warm from the oven, these are the best!
- easy to make with no fancy equipment required. You can make these completely by hand.
- you can adapt this recipe by substituting your favourite fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, cranberries.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and lemon zest. Stir well to mix in the lemon zest.
Add the cold, cubed butter and mix in with clean hands or use a pastry blender. Mixture will look like coarse crumbs.
Add the buttermilk and stir with a fork. The mixture is going to be quite wet. That is normal.
Stir in the diced peaches. The peaches might add a fair amount of moisture to the dough.
Next, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 10 times. If the dough is too sticky sprinkle up to ¼ cup on top and continue kneading.
Pat the dough into a roughly-shaped circle and cut into 2 to 2 and ½-inch circles using a cookie cutter. I like to use the top of a drinking glass sometimes.
You can gather up the scraps, pat the dough out and cut out more circles with the scraps. Place on baking sheet and cook in 425°F oven for 13-15 minutes.
For the glaze, combine powdered sugar and finely chopped peaches in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add enough orange juice until the glaze is a consistency that will drizzle from a spoon.
Drizzle the glaze over the scones and top with sliced almonds. The almonds are optional but highly recommended!
STORAGE & FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS
Store cooled scones in a covered container at room temperature for up to three days.
Cooled scones can be frozen in freezer-safe container for up to two months.Print