Drunken Southern Scones: Bourbon Peach
I came across these adorable small little white peaches at my local market. Beautiful, firm, fragrant and adorable. I walked around the store muttering to myself, “Peaches, Peaches, what goes with peaches…” Ginger? Too trite. Blueberry? Too expected. Tequila? Hmmm…too “Spring Break Hangover.” Bourbon just seemed to fit the bill. I love cooking with bourbon, the sweetness is a perfect complement to the peaches. The vessel for my bourbon soaked peaches? Scones. Drunken Southern Scones.
If you don’t have the adorable small versions, a regular size peach is fine. I leave the skin on, but feel free to take it off if that’s what you like. While cutting these little guys, the peach seeds broke in half more often than not. Out came the mellon baller, a perfect sollution
Preheat oven to 375.
Dice two cups of peaches
In a pan, over medium heat, add 4 tbs butter, 1 cup sugar and your diced peaches
Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes. You will know that the peaches will be ready once the sauce leaves a track behind when you drag your spoon through it
Then add a 1/4 cup of bourbon (I like Buffalo Trace) and stir over medium heat until the sauce thickens again, about 3 minutes
At some point while the peaches are cooking, start the dry ingredients. 3 cups of flour, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, whisk together in a bowl and form a well in the middle.
After the peaches have cooled, add them to the middle of the well you have created in the dry ingredients,
stir together until well combined with the dry ingredients. It will be flaky and crumbly. Add 1/3 cup Greek yogurt and stir until a soft dough forms.
Mound the dough onto a floured surface and form a log that is about 14 inches long by 1 1/2 inches tall
Cut into 6 to 7 equal sized slices
then cut the slices diagnoaly to form two triangles for each slice
Bake in the oven at 375 for about 12-15 minutes or until goldeny brown.
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbs lemon juice and 1/2 tsp water in bowl
Once the scones have cooled, drizzle glaze on top and allow to set.