Flan Scones

These scones capture the sweet, custardy flavor of a flan dessert, and are dipped in an easy caramel glaze (no stovetop required). 



2 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed or grated

1/4 cup condensed milk 

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Caramel Glaze:

2 tablespoons dulce de leche 

2 tablespoons water

1/2 cup powdered sugar 


In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add butter, then cut in to the dry ingredients with a pastry blender until crumbly. 

Whisk together condensed milk, cream, egg (plus extra yolk), and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Knead a few times in the bowl until dough just comes together.

Turn out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, patting into a 1"-thick round. Cut into 6-8 wedges, pulling each apart slightly. Pop into the freezer for 15-30 minutes while you heat the oven to 400°. Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Make the glaze while you wait for the scones to cool. Microwave dulce de leche with water until slightly melted, about 20-30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth and no lumps are visible. Dip the top of each scone in the glaze and allow to set. 

flan scones