25 August 2016

Fresh Peach Scones

Fresh Peach Scones / www.delightfulrepast.com

Fresh peach scones. sigh I love scones with dried fruit or even perfectly plain, if you can call that buttery goodness "plain." But it's the height of peach season right now, which means peach everything around here! 

There are versions of scones out there that have you folding and rolling the dough a few times, but then what you end up with is not a scone. It's some sort of faux-semi-laminated dough that, while fine enough, is simply not a scone. A real scone has a certain texture, and that ain't it! If you want something with a laminated dough, I have other recipes on this blog for you.

This method retains the characteristic texture of a proper scone, while allowing you to incorporate fresh fruit into the dough without turning it into a big mess. You may not need jam on these, but a little clotted cream is always wonderful!


Update 12/07/16: For how to throw an afternoon tea party and a roundup of afternoon tea recipes, see Afternoon Tea Party Tips.



Fresh Peach Scones / www.delightfulrepast.com

Fresh Peach Scones


(Makes 12 scones)

8 tablespoons (4 ounces/113 grams cold unsalted butter, shredded, divided and frozen 
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 packed cups (10 ounces/283 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons (1.25 ounces/33 grams) sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk (or milk with 2 teaspoons vinegar stirred in and left for 5 minutes)
1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium yellow freestone peaches 


1 Shred the cold butter, separating out 1/4 of it on the plate; pop it into the freezer. In tiny bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. 

2 In medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Work 3/4 of the frozen shredded butter into the flour mixture until all the butter is coated. Whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla; pour into dry mixture and gently mix until just combined. 

3 Lay a 12-inch or so square of parchment on a cutting board and sprinkle with flour. Turn the dough out onto the parchment and press or roll into a 10-inch square. Scatter reserved frozen shredded butter evenly over the dough, pressing it in lightly. Pop it into the freezer for just a few minutes while cutting the peaches. 

4 Peel or don't peel (I don't) the peaches, cut them in half, then each half into wedges, then each wedge into small bites. You need 1 1/4 cups. 

5 Bring dough out of freezer and spread peach chunks evenly over the dough, pressing them in lightly. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over the peaches. Roll into a log. Place the log with seam at bottom center of log on a lightly floured square of parchment on the cutting board. Flatten the log a bit to a 12x4-inch rectangle. Cover lightly with foil and place in the freezer until very firm but sliceable, about an hour. 

6 Preheat oven to 425F/220C/Gas7. Slice firmly chilled dough into three 4-inch squares. Cut each 4-inch square into 4 triangles. Place on parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes, or until golden brown.


Fresh Peach Scones to Bake Now or Freeze / www.delightfulrepast.com

Note: OR cover baking sheet with foil and pop the scones into the freezer to be baked another day. I just did that, and they were great! 

Now put the kettle on and make a proper cup of tea. Enjoy the delightful repast!



Fresh Peach Scones / www.delightfulrepast.com

86 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

I love these fresh peach scones!! Wish I could grab one right now. I always wonder why they fold and fold the scone dough...like what you said, delicious, but definitely not scone.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Angie, thank you! I might have known you'd feel the same way I do about that!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

These are pretty much my Summer weakness in terms of sweet snacking, I can't get enough of them!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Pamela. Perfect for summer -- sweet, but not too sugary!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your peach scones look delicious Jean and I must remember to try triangles instead of using my round cutters for a change.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Judith. And I'm just the opposite; I must remember to use a round cutter once in a while for a change!

Summer said...

These scones look super yummy ♥

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Summer. I hope you'll give them a try.

Debbie said...

Those looks so elegant and delicious. I must try to make them soon. :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Debbie. I hope you'll like them as much as we do!

Pom Pom said...

My mouth is watering. Thank you for the delicious sounding recipe!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, thank you. Wish I had two of them right this minute, but I can't have treats *every* day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Your peach scones sound perfectly wonderful.(I remember the years my mother avoided butter and used Fleischman's margarine instead! Ew. But this just triggered that horrid memory). I too love scones and right now blueberry and peach are my favorite seasonal fruits. Thanks for the buttery recipe. Wisconsin thanks you too. :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Judy. I'm butter all the way! Fortunately, my mother was way ahead of her time and rejected the wisdom of the day that recommended margarine and other unhealthy fats, so I never had to collect those "horrid" memories! :D

Mildred said...

Such a pretty presentation! An elderly neighbor shared peaches from the trees in her yard the other day! I love scones with coffee!
Have a lovely weekend.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Mildred. I wish I had a neighbor with peach trees! I can picture you settled in with a scone and a cup of coffee, with Bleu and Magic swirling around your feet!

Debbie Harris said...

Those look absolutely, positively delicious, Jean.
I love scones and yes, they need good clotted cream. :)
I just bought a huge box of peaches to do some preserving so I will save some and make your recipe for sure.
Thank you for sharing your beauty with us, my your kitchen must always be brimming with delight!

Have a most blessed weekend~~

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Debbie, thank you so much! Sounds like *yours* is the kitchen that will be brimming with delight -- how I'd love to help you with your preserving!

Cheryl said...

Ooooo, Jean, you are tempting me here!! A friend invited me to tea last week and she served peach scones with a vanilla bean glaze. Oh my. What a treat!

I have a ladies' gathering here at my house on Saturday morning. Maybe I'll treat them to these scones...

Thank you for the recipe!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Cheryl, thank you. Good to hear from you! I hope you all have settled nicely into your new home.

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Oh, so late to the table! But I have a dandy excuse, as I’ve just arrived from a week-long road trip. Sure wish I’d had some of those scones along about Dubuque, Iowa – even faux semi-laminated dough (well, maybe with a chocolate chip or two rolled in). In any case, keep those lively recipes rollin’, Jeani!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I thought you might be on the road, Sully. Nothing I hate worse than being at the mercy of whatever restaurants might be available on a long, long stretch of in the middle of nowhere!

Richard Sheppard said...

Looks Delish Jean! I'll add it to my list of breakfasty things to make soon! It is peach season, after all!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Richard, thank you! Let me know how you like them!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Those look and sound so very good. I will have to see if I can get some fresh peaches in the house and make them right up! Maybe next week will work!

Thank you, Jean, for all your wonderful recipes!
Lily

Daniela said...

Dear, Darling Jean,
I'm so overjoyed by finding my self here again !

After this period of 'interlude' which I had to allow myself due to work reasons - the Short Lets I manage here at Tenuta Geremia, the speech about the Empress of Austria I had to prepare and to perform at the conference which was held last Saturday at Madonna di Campiglio, in our Dolomiti, some works of restoration here and the family to join and follow took me far from the pc for more than a month and a half - I'm so glad to enjoy your artistry again, I've been missing you so, so much, sweetest friend of mine !

Hope you're enjoing your day, I'm sending my dearest love to you,
with utmost gratitude for the works of art you always share, for yours is truly an art, believe me !

Xx Dany

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE PEACHES! These look amazing, just amazing! We enjoyed a good stock of Colorado peaches a few weeks ago, but I fear we can't get more. But dried I can do! LOVELY recipe! Anita

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lily, thank you! I wonder exactly when peach season will be over. It always takes me by surprise -- just one day you buy some peaches without realizing they were the last. I hope you like the scones!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sweet Dany, sounds like you packed a lot into your month and a half away from the Blogosphere! Can't imagine being away from it for that long, but maybe it would be good for me! :D Glad you are back now to share your beautiful and informative posts.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Anita, thank you. And never fear, if the fresh peaches are done, you may use frozen sliced peaches exactly as you would fresh. If you use chopped dried peaches, just follow my regular scone recipe. Your comment is about the fourth time lately I've read or heard about the wonderful peaches in Colorado -- who knew?!

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Beautiful! I hope I have time to make these this weekend. I've got a refrigerator full of Colorado peaches! ;)

Jeanie said...

Jean, these are going to be too good to be true! I do adore peach season!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lea Ann, "a refrigerator full of peaches" -- now that is a beautiful sight to imagine! Hope you enjoy the scones.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jeanie, thanks. Peach season is my favorite season. In fact, it's the only thing I like about summer!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes please Jean, I'd love a peach scone with a cup of tea! I'm so glad that you're posting a peachilicious, summery recipe! Happy baking to you!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Kitty! I could *live* on peaches!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Jean, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Unfortunately I am too late to participate in your Rishi Tea Giveaway as you suggested, but on the positive side, I found your peach scone recipe. I really want to try it out, it sounds so delicious. In comparison to other recipes that I have read, it is interesting to me, how much your work with freezing the ingredients. Thanks for the detailed description of the steps how to get to the perfect peach scone.
Warm regards,
Christina

Team Mom Life said...

I have always wanted to make scones myself and think that this sounds like such a yummy recipe! I love peaches and think they would make a fabulous addition to a scone. I'll admit I am not much of a baker though. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe with #DreamTeam hope to see you next week!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Christina, thank you! Those little chill times in the freezer will ensure that your scones look as good as they taste. Otherwise, the fresh fruit makes them a bit of a mess!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, TML. Even though you say you're "not much of a baker," I know you can make a success of these if you just follow the steps closely. Aren't peaches the best?!

Ruth W said...

Hi Jean, that was exactly what I was looking for...a peach scone recipe to finish our last organic peaches! Perfect! And the photos are wonderful!
Ruth

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ruth, thank you so much! Hope these turn out well for you. I'm hoping to get my hands on some more organic peaches.

Sue @ Frugalgifts2give said...

Love peaches and scones! This is a win-win for me! Thanks for sharing on Saucy Saturday's!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sue. Sounds like we could get along well! :-)

Sippity Sup said...

I've come late to the scone party, especially regarding frozen butter. When I first saw the technique in Cook's Country I discounted it as overly fussy. Well, I was wrong. It makes such a difference (and peaches make it perfect). GREG

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Greg! I've been making scones all my life, so if I can't make a proper scone by now I'd be shaming my English foremothers!

Bernideen said...

I love to bake Peach Scones so I will definitely be checking out your recipe here and doing
some comparing. These look delicious! I think the recipe I often bake is called "Peaches and Cream Scones". Thanks so much for sharing and I hope to try your recipe soon!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Bernideen. I do hope you'll give them a try. But I'm sure the ones you're making now are wonderful. They're scones and peaches -- how can I not love them, right?!

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Lovely recipe, Jean!

Kathleen Aherne said...

When we cook scones they either are served with butter and jam or jam and whipped cream and of course like you say with a cup of tea. I have not heard of peach scones but that sounds very nice.
Kathleen
Bloggers Pit Stop

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, David. If I can still get some peaches this week, I want to make more for the freezer.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kathleen, thank you. That is interesting. I've been out to afternoon tea where they've served whipped cream instead of clotted cream, but only once butter (an expensive imported French butter). Unless I've taken the time to make clotted cream, I usually just eat them with nothing on them at all.

Karen said...

Hi Jean
My second name is Jean and Jean was my dear mother's name. She passed away this June and was a wonderful baker like you. Your peach scones look amazing. I would love to try one and have tea in your pretty blue and white china with that dear teapot. Have a Wonderful Weekend Dear Jean! Blessings! Karen Jean.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Karen Jean! So sorry for your loss. My mother died relatively young many years ago and I still miss her every day.

Margie said...

Your scones are just peachy, Jean! We have a local peach festival, but I always seem to miss it every year. Maybe next year!

Also, I'm loving your pretty teapot with purple flowers!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Margie. Ooh, I would never miss a peach festival -- my favorite fruit ever! More peaches in next week's post.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Those scones look delicious. Nothing like fresh peaches. I have to try these. I haven't tasted any good scones, but adding peaches definitely sounds wonderful. Looks like you could use the NEW Recipes Generator for Bloggers. My friend created it, since there is nothing great for people using Blogger. It works wonderful. I wrote a post about it. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. Recipes Generator

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Linda, thanks. There ARE a lot of bad scones out there! Give these a try. I'll check out the Recipes Generator thing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jean, your peach scones look simply wonderful! I have never chilled the dough but that sounds like a very good idea. I always cut my scones into triangles too and tea biscuits in my home are always round. A scone with a cuppa tea is a perfect treat in the afternoon! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Blessings,
Sandi

Miz Helen said...

Your Peach Scones looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and we sure look forward to more of your recipes!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Sandi! I've always done the triangles because that's the way my mother and grandmother made them. Wish I had one right now (I *do* have the cuppa right now).

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Miz Helen, always a pleasure. I'd sure love to sit down at *your* dinner table some time!

Swathi Iyer said...

You made fresh peach scones, I am in as now I find out that peaches best when they get baked. So I need to make it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Swathi. And you'll find lots more baked peaches here at Delightful Repast!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I love scones - and these sound wonderful!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

TLG, thank you! I always leave a comment, but that was one of those days when I was having technical difficulties (some days I just hate computers!).

xinex said...

Oh yum! Looks so delish and wonderful!...Christine

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Christine! (I know you're into "pretty"!)

April J Harris said...

I'm not sure I've ever had a peach scone, Jean, but they look and sound fantastic. I've definitely been missing out! Shared on our Hearth and Soul Hop Facebook page and scheduled to pin. Thank you so much for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, April. Put the kettle on and I'll bring a batch over! :-) Your FB and Pin shares are soooo appreciated!

Princesa Nadie said...

Your peach scones must be delicious!!!!
Meeting you has been a pleasure

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Princesa Nadie! Likewise!

Vanessa said...

Jean,

These are amazing and who doesn't love scones. Yummy, thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Vanessa! And thanks for the link party!

Audrey Humaciu said...

I love scones, but don't think I have tried peach ones. Now I want to. Thans for partying with us on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

Beverly Roderick said...

Your scones look delicious, Jean. I've never tried making scones, but after reading your recipe, I want to try it. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinned to my Sweet Treats Board.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Audrey, you *must* try them! (Peaches are wonderful, but today I'm going to post something peach for the last time this year!)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Beverly, thank you! And when you make scones for the first time, please do come back and tell me about it!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Oh yum, yum, yum! I saw Peach Scones out of the corner of my eye while I was scanning emails after traveling. I bought peaches without knowing what else was to go in them...and now have downloaded the recipe to make. As always, Jean, you make everything look so yummy!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sue! I hope you like them as much as we do. And there's just one teaspoon of sugar in each one!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

So I made the peach scones last night---they're beautiful and yummy. I never liked scones before finding your Delightful Repast site! My hubby was dutifully impressed.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sue, I'm so glad you both liked them! I have two peaches I'd like to use to this purpose right now, but my oven will be occupied for a full 12 hours with my clotted cream!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/09/make-pretty-monday-week-191.html Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kathryn! I'll check it out. Have a great week!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

YUM - these look delicious!!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Patti! I'll probably make them with frozen peaches when fresh are out of season.

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