FALL IS OVER… well factually at least because it is freezing, and to me, freezing is more like Winter.
I would like to present to you the first U-Wantit Recipe post. You see, I love nothing more than snuggling up with a Hot Chocolate or a Pumpkin Spice Latte (Basic white girl here I admit it) and vanilla scones. Yes, I am a Starbucks girl all the way. So I cannot continue to buy scones. I cannot afford to buy bids otherwise!!!
I have a special secret to share with you (I have a lot of those I know) a petite vanilla scones copycat recipe! Perfect for #snuggleweather
To get this recipe, we need to be a little picky on the ingredients so it is just right. You should use cake flour; it will give you a better result than all purpose flour.
The vanilla is important, so you may need to buy some vanilla beans or vanilla bean paste. If you want to splurge on the vanilla, it will make a huge difference! So I suggest you scrap it off the bean!
The recipe requires you to use heavy cream. Don’t to use milk, half and half, and not any form of fat-free milk. You need the full fat of the cream to make these set up well.
Makes 12 Petite Scones
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour (whisked to aerate, spooned into a cup and leveled off or 6 oz by weight)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 ounce cold cream cheese (2 Tablespoons)
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons heavy cream (5 oz by weight)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the Glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar (whisked, spooned and leveled)
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1-2 scrapped vanilla pods
- 2 tablespoons butter
For the Scones
Set a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425F.
Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the cream cheese and work it in with your fingertips really well until there are no little “pebbles” of cream cheese visible. The flour should seem very slightly mealy but not gummy.
Whisk together the heavy cream and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cream. Stir gently to combine (I use a knife to avoid getting too crazy with mixing). When the dough has mostly come together (there may be a bit of loose flour in the bowl), scrape the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 2-3 times until the dough is fairly smooth. Form the dough into a rectangle 6” x 5” and about ¾” high. I use a bench knife to help me get a nice, rectangular shape.
Cut the dough in half the long way and then cross-ways into thirds for a total of six small rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 2 small triangles and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet so they aren’t touching. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Glaze. Let the glaze set up for a couple of hours before serving. Reheat to just warm in the toaster oven or for a few seconds in the microwave.
For the Glaze
Scrape the vanilla paste out of the pod,
Whisk together the powdered sugar, salt, milk and vanilla until you have a thick but pourable glaze.
Place the scones on a cooling rack set over a cookie sheet or parchment to catch drips.
Spoon a generous amount of glaze over each scone to completely cover the tops. Allow the glaze to set up for 15 minutes. Then, rewhisk the remaining glaze and repeat the glazing process. Let the glaze set up for at least two hours. (you can keep the rest of the frosting in the fridge and use it as a dip)
…. what you do not know is that there is a special way of eating these scones you have to get your special to go hot winter drink and pour it into your mug and get a nice blanket like these: https://www.ugg.com/home-collection-blankets/dream-throw–50%22-x-70%22/38728.html#start=11&cgid=home-collection-blankets
you can always pair it with this onesie http://us.asos.com/boux-avenue/boux-avenue-fluffy-princess-onesie/prd/8686256?clr=black&SearchQuery=onesi&pgesize=21&pge=0&totalstyles=21&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3
or you can go with the common winter Instagram look that will assure that although you might freeze you will look hot as hell …easily achievable with our ASOS gift card on auction for pennies!!!