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.