Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins
This is originally from gormetsleuth.com.
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 3⁄4 cup half-and-half or 3⁄4 cup low-fat whipping cream
- 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk (for best results use whole milk)
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1⁄3 cup butterscotch chips, fine chopped (use food processor)
- 1 egg white, slightly beaten
- confectioners' sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use nonstick spray.
- Place flour and butter in a medium mixing bowl, combine with your fingers to a coarse meal consistency.
- Sift together the sugar, baking powder, and salt (if used). Stir into flour mixture.
- In another small bowl, combine the cream, milk, vanilla, and egg. Pour into dry ingredients, blending well to form a soft dough.
- Stir in the cup of butterscotch chips.
- Scoop mixture onto the baking sheet, to form individual scones.
- Brush tops with beaten egg white.
- Sprinkle ground butterscotch chips over top.
- Bake until browned - 16-18 minutes.
- Dust with confectioner's sugar when cool.
I can't give an honest good rating because the recipe has inconsistencies. It calls for 1 c milk and 1 c butterscotch chips but it doesn't say when to add them and when I made mine it came out tasting ok but it looked more like I had baked pancakes. I will try to make it and tweak it a little. If anyone else tries this and makes it and it comes out well then please let me know. I love scones! Hopw this helps someone else.
I was rather disappointed with this recipe as it was not scone-like, at all, more muffin consistency. Considering there was almost twice as much liquid to this recipe as most scone recipes, I suppose that is the reason. Also, there was no real "caramel" flavor at all. Perhaps if the white sugar was replaced with brown sugar that might enhance flavor. Overall, there was just not the depth of flavor to come close to the Starbucks scone.
This was a huge hit with everyone wanting the recipe. I put these in a mini scone pan and brushed them while warm with a plain glaze of 1 cup of powdered sugar and milk mixed until smooth. Definitely something I will bake from now on. Super receipe! Thanks!