The Best Vanilla Scones Recipe

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You can serve these scones for lunch or just make a bunch for a quick treat any time.  


FOR THE SCONES: – 2 & 1/4 cups (270g) all-purpose flour – 2 tablespoons granulated sugar – 2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cube – 3/4 cup (177ml) milk – 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste* FOR THE GLAZE: – 3/4 cup (83g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted – 1 to 2 tablespoons milk – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste**

TO MAKE SCONES: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with silicone or parchment.  

Step 1 


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Combine with whisk.   

Step 2

Mix the butter with a pastry blender or fork until the largest bits are the size of tiny peas. Stir add milk and vanilla bean paste until blended.   

Step 3

Make a dough ball and place on a lightly floured surface. Somewhat sticky dough. If the dough is too sticky, add a little flour over it and knead until mixed.   

Step 4

Gently pat the dough into a 7-inch disc using lightly greased hands. Cut 6 wedges.  

Step 5

Leave an inch between wedges while transferring them to the pan. Bake till golden brown, 15–20 minutes. Pan-cool on wire rack.  

Step 6

MAKE GLAZE: Blend confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla bean paste. Stir smooth.  

Step 7

Add milk slowly until the glaze is thick yet pourable. Apply glaze to cooled scones.  

Step 8

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