Monday, April 12, 2010

Maple Pecan Scones

(from The Pioneer Woman Cooks)

Maple Pecan Scones

Scones

3 C. all purpose flour
1/3 C. sugar
5 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
½ lb. (2 sticks) butter, chilled
¼ C. pecans, plus more for sprinkling
1 large egg
¾ C. heavy cream

Maple Icing

1 lb. powdered sugar
¼ C. milk
4 T. butter, melted
Splash of strongly brewed coffee
Dash of salt
2 tsp. maple flavoring (You could substitute vanilla or almond extract if you want, but then you’d have to change the title of your recipe.)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

3. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Finely chop the pecans and stir into the flour mixture.

5. Mix the egg & cream together and stir into the flour mixture until just combined.

6. Turn the mixture onto a cutting board and push it together into a large ball. Don’t knead too much—only until it sticks together.

7. Gently roll the dough into a 10-inch circle and cut the round into eighths. PW recommends that in order to have perfect eighths, you could first cut an X and then cut a plus sign. I agree!

8. Transfer your wedges to a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed and bake for 22 to 26 minutes, or until golden brown.

9. Allow the scones to cool completely.

10. Meanwhile, whip your glaze together and pour generously over each scone. Sprinkle with chopped pecans if you want but above all...

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Suzie said...

I'll definitely be adding cream to my shopping list. Love scones with tea!

Meredith said...

Yum and HELLO!! Thanks for this Mags, I needed a reason to bake today :)

Liz said...

So...What are the proportions if you use real maple syrup instead of maple flavoring? I come from Vermont, maple flavoring is an anathema item around here. Of course my waistline would probably prefer I just forgot about the whole thing, but those scones LOOK so delicious...

Jessica said...

oh YUM!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.. I think! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are more appealing then the pioneer woman's pics. So I may give them a try!

kelly said...

This looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it!

Jacqueline Liberty said...
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Jacqueline Liberty said...

Hello, you said 1/3 a cup of sugar and also 5 tsp of sugar- did you mean 5 tsp of baking powder instead? I hope so because that's what I'm doing! It doesn't say how much baking powder so I assume that is what it is!? Thanks!, super excited for them to come out of the oven!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you mean 5 tsp baking power and not 5 tsp of extra sugar!!!!