If you’ve been around Jem of the South long enough you know I have a slight obsession with scones. A few weeks ago I was scrolling through the gram as they say and came across a recipe for scone bread. My baking antenna immediately went up and knew I had to try this take on the scone. Once I figured out my scone combo I whipped up the recipe below and I was in scone bread heaven! This is such a fun way to switch up your scone game. I hope you love this recipe as much as I did!
Orange Pistachio Scone Bread
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (you may need more heavy cream so keep some on reserve just in case)
Zest from one orange (keep the orange for the juice to use in the glaze)
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
Course sugar (optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice
Add the sugar and orange juice to a bowl and mix until a glaze forms. Set to the side to use when the bread is ready.
Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar and whisk together.
In another bowl add the vanilla, heavy cream and orange zest and mix together.
Slowly add the cream mixture into the flour mixture until the dough comes together. Add more cream if needed to bring the dough together. The dough will have the texture of biscuit dough. Fold in the pistachios incorporating into the dough with your hands.
Add the dough to a floured surface then gather the dough together into a rectangular shape. Then cut the dough cut into about eight slices or pieces. Spray a bread pan and add the sliced dough pieces into the pan to create the loaf. Brush the bread with a little heavy whipping cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 for 25-35 minutes. Be careful to watch the bread to make sure it doesn’t burn. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool, then drizzle with the orange glaze. Run a spatula around the edge of the bread pan then remove from the pan and enjoy!