It was brought to my attention today by my best friend Megan, that I haven't posted a blog post in awhile. Ever feel like you don't have anything to blog about? That's about where I am. I go to work, come home and watch TV with my best friend. Every day. See? Not much to write about. Luckily, this week one of my favorite bloggers, Joy the Baker posted a recipe that I knew best friend and I would both love! Peaches are best friend's favorite fruit. In the summer, we go to the local Farmer's Market almost every Saturday and stock up on peaches for the week. We went this morning, despite the fact that it was already baking outside. We found a booth with ready-to-eat peaches that were perfect for this recipe! I love it when best friend and I can bake something together. I enjoy baking all the time, and he always makes me laugh, and I like teaching him different things about baking. These peach scones are delicious! They would make a great breakfast, or they would be delicious with some vanilla ice cream. Check out the original recipe at www.joythebaker.com.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In large bowl, mix together 3 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 3 Tablespoons of baking powder, and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda. Add in 1/2 a cup of cold, cubed butter, and 1/2 a cup of shortening. Incorporate with a fork, breaking down the big chunks of butter as much as you can.
In a separate bowl, mix together one beaten egg, 3/4 of a cup of buttermilk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well. Put dough on floured cutting board, form into a disk shape, and roll out until the dough it 1/2 an inch thick. It's ok if the dough is flaky!
Pour 1/4 of a cup of buttermilk into a small bowl, and mix together 2 Tablespoons of sugar with 3/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon into another bowl. Brush some buttermilk over half of the rolled out dough. Top with one thinly sliced peach. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the peaches. Fold the remaining dough over the peaches, and push the dough together to seal the edges.
Slice the dough into 8 equal (ish) pieces and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush remaining buttermilk over each piece, and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Cook for 15-18 minutes.
They expand quite a bit in the oven, so make sure to put them a good distance apart from one another.