Mini Vanilla Scones (Inspired by Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones)
Facebook is so weird and so cool. It’s really neat to connect with folks from the past – so many high school classmates are my “friends,” and I’ve so enjoyed catching up with them.
One gal graduated a year after I did. She’s super sweet. She has a bunch of cute kids, and just had another. Her just-gave-birth hospital picture is probably the best I’ve ever seen – she looks beautiful. No messed up hair, no splotchy face, no double chins – just glowy “I gave birth five minutes ago, no problem!” I’m very impressed.
She posted on my Facebook wall a month or so ago, asking if I had a tried-and-true recipe for scones, especially something along the lines of those yummy mini vanilla scones you can find at Starbucks. I didn’t. But of course I couldn’t just say “not yet” and leave it at that.
And so, since then, I’ve discovered Alton Brown’s amazing scone recipe. I’ve made several iterations of it, and it’s really pretty perfect. The scones are soft, a little fluffy, flavorful, and flaky. I’ve made vanilla lime scones (in flower shapes with green lime frosting – decent, but probably a little too goofy to be post worthy) and fruit and nut scones (definitely post worthy – someday). And, of course, I’ve made mini vanilla scones. Admittedly, these would be far more impressive with little vanilla bean flecks in them, but all I had around is vanilla extract. And I think they’re darn good like this, too.
With my old high school acquaintance’s new mini addition to her maxi family, I’m not sure she’ll have a spare second anytime soon to try the mini scones, but when she does, it’ll be right here. And thanks to her for the inspiration!
Here’s the recipe.
These Starbucks copycat scones are soft, fluffy, and flaky. Adapted from Alton Brown
Mini Vanilla Scones
These Starbucks copycat scones are soft, fluffy, and flaky.
Adapted from Alton Brown// All images and text © for Kitchen Treaty.
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