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Probably you’re sick of Downton Abbey-inspired recipes. Too bad! Here’s one more.
Well, I say it’s Downton Abbey-inspired because it’s scones. But that’s really where the inspiration stops, because then I added Oreos. And Oreos don’t make a lot of appearances in Downton Abbey.
I had Oreos leftover, by the way, from the cookies and cream cake disaster from last week, if you’ll recall. This is my apology recipe.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s a scone with Oreos, and it tastes just like it. It’s not an Oreo-flavored scone, it’s a white chocolated-flavored scone, and it’s got bits of Oreo. It’s delicious and sweet without being too much.
Eat one for breakfast. Eat one for dessert. Pack four in your lunch box for tomorrow. You’ll be the envy of the Downton Abbey fans in your office… assuming they’ve forgotten that Oreos aren’t really a featured dessert in the show.
Bonus friendly warning: don’t stick an Oreo on top of the scone before baking and assuming your scone will turn out SUPER WOW COOL looking. It won’t. It’ll look like this:
makes 12-15 scones, depending on size
adapted from allrecipes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cold and diced
1/2 cup crushed Oreos
3/4 cup sour cream
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted white chocolate chips
2 tbsp heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or Silpat!).
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut butter in with a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Fold in crushed Oreos.
3. In a separate small bowl, combine sour cream, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Stir in melted white chocolate. Add the sour cream and white chocolate mixture to the flour mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
4. Gather dough into a ball and roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter (any size you want) cut the dough into circles, rerolling the dough as necessary. Place scones on baking sheet about 1 inch apart and brush the tops liberally with cream. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges have browned.