I’ve never tasted scones so I don’t really know what they are. I’ve been curious about them since watching the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten make them in her show. I thought they were like cookies but I didn’t really know what to expect.
I wanted to try making some scones and since we had a can of peaches sitting around, I decided to make some peach scones.
I certainly didn’t expect the dough to be so wet. I guess I should have since there’s cream mixed in it. So instead of shaping it on a flat surface then cutting out the shapes, I just scooped it out using our biggest ice cream scoop. My kids helped in brushing the tops with cream and sprinkling the sugar on top. I just used regular sugar instead of cinnamon sugar since my kids are not big fans of cinnamon.
I didn’t really know what to expect but it came out softer than I thought. And I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it wasn’t too sweet since the recipe only called for 4 tablespoons of sugar. My kids ate one each but they didn’t really like it so much. I think I shouldn’t have added the almond extract as the smell was quite strong and a bit of a turn-off for the kids.
I was thinking it would be like cookies but it’s more like bread. Jon decided to spread some butter on it and that made it better. I guess it would go well with butter and jam. It was okay but I probably won’t be making this again soon (since I had to eat most of it!). At least I got to cross one item of my list! Yey!