maple syrup

Recipe of the Month-December

Nutty Maple Scones

I'm kind of a scone person, and holiday time seems to be the only time I have time to make them in the morning. 

3 Cups unbleached flour

3/4 Cup cold unsalted butter

1 Cup chopped nuts (I prefer walnuts)

1/3 Cup heavy cream

1 1/2 Tbps baking powder

2/3 Cup maple syrup

3/4 Tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Oil and flour a baking sheet, or use parchment paper. In a large bowl, 

combine, flour, nuts, salt and baking powder with a fork. With a food processor or by hand cut in butter until

it resembles coarse meal. Whisk together maple syrup and cream.

Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly pour in the liquids. 

Mix lightly with a fork just until the mixture holds together in a soft dough. 

turn dough out onto floured surface and knead gently about 8 times. 

Pat or roll out with a floured rolling pin to 2 inches thick. 

Cut with a biscuit cutter, or with a knife into the shapes you want. 

Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Brush with maple syrup. 

Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. 

Makes 8-12 scones depending on the size.