Almond-Crumb Scones

Like scones? Then you’ll love these almond-crumb delights! They bake with a sweet, buttery almond streusel topping.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Almond Streusel

3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
2
tablespoons finely chopped almonds, toasted
2
tablespoons firm butter or margarine

Scones

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup firm butter or margarine
1/2
cup chopped almonds, toasted
1
egg
1/2
cup half-and-half

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix 3 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and the finely chopped almonds. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until crumbly. Set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles resemble fine crumbs. Stir in chopped almonds. Stir in egg and just enough half-and-half so dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
  • 3 Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Pat or roll into 9-inch round on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with streusel; press lightly into dough. Cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.
  • 4 Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; carefully separate wedges. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

To toast almonds or other nuts, heat oven to 350°F and bake in an ungreased baking pan about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Count to 10! Overkneading the dough will make your scones tough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Scone
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
205 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23 g
23 %
(Saturated Fat
11 g,
11 %
),
Cholesterol
70 mg
70 %;
Sodium
340 mg
340 %;
Total Carbohydrate
38 g
38 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
7 g
7 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.