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Clementine Vanilla Bean Scones

Clementines and Vanilla Beans… it doesn’t get any better than that.  These flavors mixed together are like a gourmet dreamsicle!!!  It has quickly turned into my favorite breakfast treat!
Clementine Vanilla Bean Scones
Up until a couple of years ago I had never tried a scone.   Since then I have fallen in love with Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones.  When we went to Chicago last May I had to stop and get one every morning!!!  So needless to say I needed to make a homemade version… so instead of doing just vanilla beans I decided to add clementines into the mix.  I hope you like them as much as I do!!!

For the scones:

3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt (table salt will be ok- i prefer the kosher)
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs

1 stick unsalted butter (cold and cut into tablespoons)
1/2 cup of heavy cream or half and half
1/8 cup clementine juice (about 2 clementines)

3 tsp clementine zest (about 2 or three clementines)
1 vanilla bean split and scraped (found on Amazon here they are great quality! )

For Icing:
2 tablespoons cream or half and half
1/4 cup of clementine juice (about 3 clementines)
3-4 cups Confectioners (powdered) sugar
1 vanilla bean split and scraped (found on Amazon here they are great quality! )

 Preheat oven to 425.  Start by mixing the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another (except butter)… then slowly mix in wet with dry.  Add butter and knead with your hands until everything is incorporated, but do not over-mix.  The dough should be somewhat lumpy!
Place dough on a floured surface.  Pull a handful of dough off and make a thick circle of it.  Then cut the circle into fourths to make little wedges.  Do this with the remaining dough.
(this obviously gets very messy!)
Place scones onto a baking sheet and put in oven for about 15-18 minutes or until they are just starting to get light brown.  You can eat these as is or make the icing to go with it in the next step…
This icing makes these go from incredible to super fabulous!!! 🙂  Just mix all the ingredients except the powdered sugar first… Then slowly add the powdered sugar until you get it to the right consistency… it should pour easily, but thick enough to stick to the tops of the scones!   Wait until the scones have cooled down for the best results… I didn’t wait and they were still great!!! 🙂
Oh my Clementine…
Just look at this yumminess… all those vanilla beans… mmmmm  I think I may eat the screen. LOL
Want more Clementine goodness??? Here is a post from a few weeks ago:
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Kim @ KimsKandyKreations

Wednesday 11th of January 2012

Yummy! These sound so good! My dad used to make scones for us every weekend for breakfast when I was a kid. I haven't had one in years now. I think I will try these as the flavors sounds so good together.

Thanks for sharing the recipie with my waistline and at Shindig Saturday! I'm sure my kids will thank you too this weekend when I make them.


Wednesday 11th of January 2012

This sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday. I have pinned it so I can definitely give it a try.


Tuesday 10th of January 2012

Yummy recipe.. Thanks for sharing..Love the tempting look of it!LoveHani


Saturday 7th of January 2012

These look gorgeous! I love your blog. So many good ideas and lovely photos. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Sharing Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less


Saturday 7th of January 2012

They look great i just printed the recipe to try it! but have you ever looked into vanilla bean paste? I love the taste and the real vanilla flecks but you dont have to scrap the beans each time you want it. Teresa from --

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