Thursday, March 15, 2012
Peanut Butter Scones
Yes, I have made more scones. I tell you I have fallen in love with scones. My daughter Krista is perfectly okay with this, she loves scones maybe even more than I do. It was Krista who had requested peanut butter scones a while ago. She is also a big fan of peanut butter, which I love peanut butter as well. So I was fine with making a recipe of scones that included peanut butter.
I actually didn't find a recipe that really appealed to me, so I combined several recipes to make one that sounded good. I decided to add a little topping to the scones, if you look at my past recipes for scones I usually add a little glaze for a little more flavor. My family is into frosting, I guess they like the sweetness that it adds.
These scones are a little on the dryer side. I thought maybe a little too dry, but Krista informed me that is how she likes her scones and she found nothing wrong with them. So if you like peanut butter scones I hope you try these. If you don't like icing on your scones feel free to omit the icing, it will be okay with me.
Peanut Butter Scones
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease baking pan.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in mixing bowl.
Cut in butter and peanut butter until mixture there is no pieces of butter larger than a pea. Add the egg and milk, mix well until it makes a soft dough. Divide the dough into 2 balls. Pat each ball into 3/4 inch thick circles, cut each circle into 6 wedges. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on racks.
Peanut butter icing:
About 2 tablespoons peanut butter (warm in microwave until the peanut butter gets a little runny).
Add a dash of milk
Add enough powder sugar to make a thin icing. (about 1/4 cup)
If icing gets to thick add a little more milk to thin out
Drizzle over cooled scones
Melt about 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips with a about a 1/2 teaspoon of shortening.
Drizzle over cooled scones along with the peanut butter icing