Especially blissful vanilla bean scones. Heaven in a mouthful. Ooo…that almost sounds dirty. Really, though, I cannot get enough of these.
It all started a month ago or so when I was at Target with my daughter. We sauntered over to the Starbucks booth, ready to purchase her requisite vanilla milk and a white chocolate mocha for myself when we noticed the discrete little bundles of joy sitting there in the window, beckoning us. They looked pretty harmless and at only $0.75 each, they were easy to justify, too. How overjoyed we were when we discovered they were love at first bite!
After they were gone–despite trying so hard to make them last as long as possible, to keep the joy going (oooo…that’s a little dirty, too!)–I wanted more. But alas, we were home already and there were none to be found. So I turned to the trusty internet, the source of all the tasty joy in my life. A search for a Starbucks copycat delivered a recipe from Ree, the famous Pioneer Woman herself. I knew it would be a good one! I got to work right away and despite a slight delay when I had to go to the bus stop to meet my daughter coming home from afternoon Kindergarten (which was at an especially low point in the process anyway, having not floured the counter enough before rolling out the dough for cutting), they came together as they should and transcendental tastiness was met in my own kitchen. Even BETTER than Starbucks!
What seemed like a large quantity of scones soon dwindled to none. I tried making Pumpkin scones (also a Starbuck’s copycat recipe, though from a different website) but they did not fill the void. I MUST HAVE MORE VANILLA BEAN SCONES. NOW.
Thankfully, I finally had the time and supplies today to feed that desire. Because slinking away to Starbucks in an attempt to fulfill that dream would be so hollow at this point. Besides…mine are better. Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah! :p (Though today’s batch, admittedly, doesn’t look as pretty… I flubbed up the glaze somehow. C’est la vie.)
Here is the recipe for Petite Vanilla Bean Scones if you want to try it yourself. I see no reason to tweak it at this time, though I may get more adventurous as I get more used to making it. I am certain it will be a regular in our house. And if you need a good source for vanilla beans, beanilla.com is worth a shot. They’re the only place I’ve ordered from and I couldn’t be happier. No need to look elsewhere, I suppose!