10 Aug

I thought I was going to have to work today but I don’t! Made these to celebrate.

P.S. I am LOVING the new camera.

Maple Pecan Scones

Modified from recipe by BakingandBooks.


1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 cups unbleached whole wheat flour

1 cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Maple Glaze

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

2/3 cup powdered sugar

about 1 tablespoon whole milk

Preheat oven to 375°F. Put pecans on cookie tray and place them in the oven as it's preheating for about 5 minutes.

Put flours, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, ground flax seed, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl and blend.

Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes.

Add butter and pecans, mixing and squishing with your fingers so that the butter is evenly but coarsely distributed in the flour mixture.

Whisk together 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup maple syrup.

Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until dough just comes together.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth. Split dough into 3 balls and pat into mounds about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into quarters.

Transfer wedges to baking sheet, spaced at least 1 inch apart. Bake scones until lightly browned at the edges, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool.

While scones are baking, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Add 2/3 cup confectioners sugar and mix well.

Add 1 tablespoon whole milk and whisk. Add more if necessary until you have a thick yet pourable glaze.

Drizzle glaze over warm scones. Done!


2 Responses to “scones!”

  1. Beth Ann Locke August 10, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Fortunately, I am one of the lucky recipient of the blog posts! Yum

  2. Emily August 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    These are pretty sweet but I’m trying to see some pesto cubes! And crumpets. Pesto cubes ON crumpets!

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