Pull Apart Scones with Grilled Nectarines
Makes 6 scones
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) vegetable oil, plus more if needed
  • 3 medium fresh nectarines (420 grams), cut into 6 wedges each
  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) cold Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon (6 grams) vanilla bean paste
  • Vanilla Bean Cream (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: fresh mint leaves
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush grill pan with vegetable oil. Working in batches, add nectarines to pan, and cook until grill marks form, 3 to 5 minutes per side, oiling pan as needed. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet, and let cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together cold cream and vanilla bean paste. Gradually add cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Dough will be quite crumbly or shaggy in parts.)
  5. Turn out dough onto a clean surface; gently knead until dough comes together, 8 to 10 times. On a very lightly floured surface, shape dough into a smooth 7-inch disk (about 1 inch thick). Using a bench scraper or a thin-bladed knife, cut into 6 wedges, and place ½ inch apart in a circle on remaining prepared pan. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. Bake until lightly golden and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Place scones on serving platter, and top with Vanilla Bean Cream and grilled nectarines. Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/pull-apart-scones-grilled-nectarines/