Folded Brown Butter Peach Scones with Lavender Peach Curd & TEA

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A recipe to capture the hearts and mouths of scone enthusiasts everywhere. Once the word gets out about this delicious recipe, I am certain that gastronauts will travel from far and wide to gobble up these scones. Real talk: This recipe is best when completed in stages as it can be quite time consuming…..B-U-T it is also unforgettable and AMAZING. It is one of those recipes that you just can’t get out of your mind once you’ve tasted it. The words that best describe its flavors are fresh, soft and nutty.

Since I don’t typically have large blocks of time to cook, I opted to prepare the brown butter and the lavender peach curd the day before I anticipated making the scones. To be even more prepared, the curd can be made weeks ahead of time and refrigerated. It is amazing to slather on toast, eat with a spoon, dip biscotti into, devour with a really big spoon. 😉

And what better way to accompany a lovely scone than to pair it with tea. My friends at Lipton are back at it again, offering another great give-away to share with all of you. Curious? One lucky winner will win the Lipton K-Cups “Fresh Spin: Prize Pack which includes (1) Kuerig Platinum Brewing System, (1) Pack Lipton K-Cups Soothe Tea (green tea), (2) 1 Pack Lipton K-Cups Indulge Tea (black tea), and (1) Pack Lipton K-Cups Refresh Tea (sweet ice tea). Here’s the rub, provide me with a comment, quote or note about your thoughts on tea and you will be entered for a chance to win this package valued at $215/USD.

Honey Roasted Peach & Blueberry Brown Butter Scone

Ingredients

2 cubes unsalted butter

1 cup yellow peaches, chopped

1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 cup whole milk

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

2 tsps baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup white flour

1 cup wheat flour

1/2 cup sugar, additional for sprinkling

1/2 tsp salt

Note: To make this recipe gluten free, replace white and wheat flour with 9 oz of almond flour.

Directions

To brown butter, place 2 cubes into a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Watch butter carefully to ensure that it turns a delicate brown and does not burn. Once it reaches this light brown color, immediately remove butter from the heat. Allow to cool and then place in a shallow container, covered and refrigerate until cold and firm.

Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl combine milk, whipping cream, vanilla and yogurt. In a larger bowl whisk together baking powder, baking soda, flour, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop into dry ingredients. Using fingers, coat the pieces of butter with flour. Crumble the butter into the flour until the consistency resembles peas. Pour the contents of the wet ingredients bowl over the dry ingredients. Mix to combine with a fork, being careful not to over mix. Kneed the dough a few times until it holds together.

Dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough into three sections. Take one third of the dough and pat it into a rectangle that can be folded approximately three times. Divide peaches and blueberries into three parts, one portion to be used on each scone. Divide your first fruit portion into two parts, to be used when layering the fruit into the scone. On one third of the dough gently press peaches and then place blueberries; leaving a small 1/8-inch boarder on the end and sides of the dough. Taking the longer end of the dough, fold it over the fruit mixture and press it gently into the fruit. Repeat the process on the next layer using up the remaining filling from the first portion of fruit. Fold it over again and cut it into half or thirds if smaller scones are desired. Using a pastry brush dipped in milk, coat each scone and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes until top is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Slather with peach lavender curd and devour it!

Making Brown Butter…

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Making Scones…

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Lavender Peach Curd

Ingredients

1 TBS lavender, dried and ground into powder

3 large yellow peaches, peeled and diced

1 TBS lemon juice

5 egg yolks

2/3 cup sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsps vanilla extract

6 TBS unsalted butter, cut into slices (if made a day before, remove from refrigerator 15 minutes prior to slicing)

Directions

Note: A double boiler (or heat proof bowl that fits snugly into a sauce pan) is needed.

Puree peaches in a food processor. Whisk yolks and sugar in a heat proof bowl until well combined. Stir in peach puree, lemon juice, lavender, salt and vanilla. Using a double boiler or alternative bowl, over high heat, cook the puree stirring constantly. Mixture is ready when it coats the back of a spoon or reaches 170 F (approximately 10-15 minutes).

Remove from heat and allow to cool for only 10 minutes. Strain curd through a mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Using a spatula, or the back of a spoon, carefully stir as to not to push the larger elements through the strainer. Begin to whisk in the butter slowly, while curd is hot, until fully incorporated.

Store in a jar in the refrigerator.

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Kuerig

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21 Responses to “Folded Brown Butter Peach Scones with Lavender Peach Curd & TEA”


  • These looks amazingly delicious! Can’t wait to pair them with one of my many cups of tea each day. I wonder which tea will complement them best?

  • These peach scones sound so good — worth deviating from one’s diet!

  • Gina von! Those scones look amazing, and a perfect pairing for a warm cup of tea. I have replaced my daily soda for a cup of tea in the afternoon!

  • The scones look yummy. Wish I had one right now with a delicious cup of coffee.

  • Add these to Sunday’s to-do list, can’t wait to make these for the fam!

  • These look absolutely amazing, Gina!! I love the combination of peach & blueberry and the addition of lavender with the curd sounds yummy & unique. These scones would pair perfectly with English breakfast w/ a little milk & sugar on a crisp autumn day. 🙂

  • Gina, WOW these look beyond delicious. I was lucky enough to taste the lavender peach curd, wish I could have tried the scones too. Would make a great breakfast treat with a cup of tea.

  • Looks so yummy! I am going to have to make these 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Gina, These were so delicious and you put so much thought and skill into them. Thank you for such a great blog post!

  • “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    -C. S. Lewis

    I love your recipes and tea!

  • Lipton’s island peach mango fuels my work!

  • Those scones are everything I love in one bite! I will definitely try them. Yum! Perfect with my morning cup of Joe.

  • “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
    ? Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Scones and tea, can’t get better than that! Yum!

  • A good cup of tea can turn my day around in an instant.

  • I want to make these this weekend.
    I just have to figure out where to get the lavender?? Any ideas?
    I’m ready for winter…a nice warm scone and a hot cup of tea!!!

  • Gina! These look amazing–I’m going to have to try out this recipe very soon. It’s getting to be pretty chilly here in NYC and these scones will make my tiny apartment smell amazing on a cold day. Keep the posts coming! x

  • Hi Gina, have you tried chaffing your scone dough?
    Also what’s a good substitute if you’re not a lavender fan?
    I have many good memories of tea. My best friends who are Indian make chai tea from scratch and it always warms my heart like a good cup of tea should. In the UK, any time someone is down, the best thing to do was to offer a pot of tea, hold a warm cup in your hands and discuss your problems. Tea is the best way to lift the spirits!
    Can’t wait to try your recipe – I might just try peach curd (without the lavender) and maybe add another spice in there, maybe provence style herb mix with no lavender?
    Glad to see your blog is flourishing!

  • These look delish- perfect with my morning cuppa tea! (and my afternoon and evening cup as well!) I love scones with TEA!

  • Tea and crumpets!

  • Tea for two and scones for me.

  • I am a scone snob and these are the BEST! The texture and flavor are divine and the lavender peach curd is mouth-watering. I will definitely be making some of this! Thank you GIna!

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