Ooooh Vanilla Scones. I just love Vanilla Bean Scones! Seriously drool every time I even think about them.
My love for Vanilla Bean Scones started at Starbucks a few years ago. I was scared to try to make my own because well, I had only had them from Starbucks and I did not want my love for them to be tainted by a bad recipe.
Oh! My! Gosh! Am I ever so glad I tried this recipe! It is very easy and, in great PW fashion, she walks you through all of the steps with ease. The one thing I did not do was cut the scones small enough the first time. No biggie though, this gave me a little extra scone to love. The only other thing I would do next time is make my glaze a bit thicker. I followed her recipe to a "T" but I would add a little less salt to the dough and a bit more powdered sugar to the glaze next time.
Oh! Also! The very first thing I did was scrape the vanilla beans into the cream and let it sit for a while, in the recipe PW recommends letting it sit for about 15 minutes, I let mine set about 20-25 minutes. I also added the vanilla beans to the milk for the glaze as soon as I put my first batch of scones in the oven. I put the vanilla bean milk in an air-tight container and let it sit in the fridge until I was ready to use it. This made it EXTRA vanilla-y. YUM!
You can find PW's awesome Vanilla Scone recipe here. Be sure to check it out and let me know how you like it!
I purchase my vanilla beans from IndriVanilla.
If you have a recipe you would like me to review please contact me, I would love to try some new recipes!