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Vanilla Bean Scones – A delicious baked treat perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea! A crisp vanilla bean scone with a vanilla bean glaze! The perfect easy scone recipe!
Tea has always been a staple in my mornings. My love of tea started at a young when I would have tea-time with my grandmother. She was a big tea drinker and would introduce my to new and exciting varieties of tea I had never even heard of while we would chat and eat scones. It was always such a lovely experience that I still hold dear. I consider that my “Tea Proudly” moment because of how much it still means to me. I always think of her when I have a cup of tea and scones.
Those are the memories I wanted to make a nod to by creating these vanilla bean scones to go with my new favorite tea, Bigelow’s Constant Comment. It’s a black tea with just a touch of orange that is unique and stand-out! Surprisingly, I had never made scones before, I had always gotten them from my local bakery but I was amazed how simple they were to make! This is the perfect easy scone recipe for beginners! I think the vanilla scones disappeared within about an hour, they were a huge hit at my house. The simple, light flavor of the scones complemented the tea wonderfully!
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Notes on vanilla bean scones recipe
- Don’t have vanilla beans? You can use vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract instead! Sub in 1 tbsp into the scone base and 1 tsp in the glaze instead of the vanilla beans.
- Scones not cooked through all of the way? Cover with aluminum foil and bake up to 5 more minutes. This helps them not brown up too much.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large stand mixer bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and butter. Mix on low until crumbs form.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, and vanilla bean paste. Add mixture to flour mixture in the stand mixer bowl. Mix until dough comes together.
- Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and form the dough into a circle that is 1" thick. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice the dough into 8 wedges. Transfer to baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden.
- While scones are cooling, combine glaze ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined. Drizzle over scones.
What is your “Tea Proudly” moment? Let me know in the comments!