This almond scone recipe
is very easy to make if you have any baking experience. If you don't have much baking experience, read these scone-making tips
before you start baking these almond scones.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: About 12 small or 6 large scones
- 3/4 c. sliced almonds
- 2.5 c. all purpose flour (for best results sift or spoon the flour into the measuring cup)
- 1/3 - 2/3 c. granulated sugar (depending on desired level of sweetness)
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1/2 stick of cold butter
- 1/4 tsp. pure almond extract
- 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. – 3/4 c. buttermilk or heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, toast the almonds, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt).
- Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter. The mixture is done when it resembles coarse cornmeal.
- Add the almonds, almond extract and vanilla extract. Do not stir yet.
- With minimal stirring, mix in just enough buttermilk or heavy cream to make the dough stick together. It will be crumbly and there should still be a little bit of dry flour left in the mixing bowl.
- Turn the dough out on a heavily floured cutting board.
- Knead the dough slightly. When it is done, it should be easy to handle and smooth.
- Gently pat the dough to one or two 1–inch thick discs.
- Cut each disc into 6 to 8 pieces.
- Transfer the scones to a buttered or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10-20 minutes or until lightly golden. (Optional: Turn pan halfway through baking.)
- Cool on the baking sheet.
- Serve with coffee or one of my top ten teas for afternoon tea and with jam, clotted cream, Devonshire cream or lemon curd.