I went on a crazy peach baking blitz last week, and fear I’ve ruined the kids on peaches for the rest of the summer. A real shame since peach season is just getting underway here. I couldn’t help myself, especially since last year we had no peaches thanks to a late spring frost that killed all the blossoms. So, these Roasted Peach Scones, in fact every peach recipe this summer, feel extra special.
I’m not sure why I thought to roast the peaches before adding them to the dough—is it okay to admit that? I just wanted something more than chunks of fresh fruit strewn throughout each scone. The result in roasting them before adding to the mix is a lovely one. Instead of plain old peach bits, the scones are dotted with pockets of peachy jam. Just add butter, and it’s a happy start to any day.
One thing I did do intentionally from the outset was to make this a small batch recipe. While scones do reheat nicely the next day, I generally prefer them fresh baked. A regular sized batch would be too much for us to get through. A recipe that made just four would be perfect.
My first attempt was good, but not great, as a result of using an entire egg, and only scaling back the amount of cream. The answer was just using the yolk, and adding the egg white to the growing stock pile in the freezer. Perhaps some angel food cake is in our future.
You can add some spices to the peaches while they roast, if you like. Ground cinnamon or ginger would be nice, I imagine. Even some fresh chopped herbs in the flour mixture would be lovely—lemon thyme, mint, basil, or even rosemary.
And, oh! Guess what? I made these in the toaster oven, too. I almost forgot to mention that. As with the Cheesy Pesto & Fennel Roasted Potatoes I made earlier in the week, these worked perfectly in the toaster oven, which has become my best friend this summer. Okay, folks, be back soon with a couple more of my favorite new peach recipes. In the meantime, here’s some peach love from years past.
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