08. 01. 2013

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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:

Oreo Scones
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.

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6 Responses to “Oreo Scones”

  1. This combines two of my favourite things! Thank you so much for sharing, I will definitely be making these.

  2. Yum!! Can’t wait to try these out. I still need to catch up on the last few episodes of season 2 of Downton Abbey… but can’t wait to catch up and start watching season 3!

  3. grl_Friday_28 says:

    I would love to try this….but can u suggest a substitute for the sour cream and heavy cream? Can i use just the usual all purpose cream? U see i live in an area where there is unfortunately a lack of baking ingredients..please help. thanks Cybidon!

    • Cybidon says:

      Hi there! I’m not very familiar in baking with substitutions for sour cream and heavy cream, since fortunately for me, I have easy access to them! You might find this website helpful: http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html – it has substitutions for both of those ingredients (like plain yogurt for sour cream!). Again, I haven’t tried any of these, so you’ll have to take this advice with a grain of salt. But if you choose to experiment with them, let me know how it goes! I hope it works out for you, these Oreo Scones were delicious! :) Good luck!

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