Golden Almond Scones

These were so tasty, that I must share the recipe. I was trying to mimic the scones from a coffee shop outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, Coffee On The Rocks. They aren’t quite as good, but pretty close.

Golden Almond Scones

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 45mins
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/3 ounces almond paste (~1/4 unpacked cup)
  • 3/4 cup raw sliced almonds (the wafery thing looking slices)
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1/2 t almond extract

Topping:

  • 1 T cream
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 425∘F.
Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, almond paste, almonds) by using a pastery blender, or pulsing in a food processor, until it forms a coarse crumbly mix.
Whisk together the egg, extra yolk, cream, and almond extract, and then mix into the dry ingredients until the dough just sticks together.
Turn out onto a floured surface and gently fold in the last dry bits with your hands. The dough will have a sticky surface.
Pat into a large circle or square 1/2″ thick.
Brush the top with the tablespoon of cream, and sprinkle evenly, first with the sugar, then the almonds.
Cut into 8 squares or wedges, and bake on a non-stick baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and the almonds on the top look thoroughly toasted.

They’re lovely and fragrant, especially if you like almonds.

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