Maple Pecan Scones

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Get yourself a big mug of coffee, and try dunking these scones in it. Heavenly! SOurce unknown


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Ingredients

scones:
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. unsalted butter, chilled, 2 sticks
1/4 cup pecans, plus more for sprinkling if desired
1 large egg
3/4 cup heavy cream
maple icing:
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
4 tbsp. butter, melted, 1/2 stick
splash of strongly brewed coffee
dash salt
2 tsp. maple flavoring or maple extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
2
In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the cold butter into small pieces. Cut the butter into the flour til mixture resembles crumbs
3
Now finely chop the pecans. Stir them into the flour mixture.
Mix the eggs and cream together and add the mixture to the bowl. Stir together til just mixed.
Turn mixture onto a cutting board. The dough will be very crumbly, but don’t worry. With your hands, push the mixture together into a large ball. Don’t knead or press too much. You want to leave that gluten alone.
4
With a rolling pin, very gently roll dough into a 10 inch round about 3/4 inch thick.
With sharp knife, cut round into 8 equal wedges. To do this first cut an X, followed by a +. This will make eight equal size wedges.
5
Transfer wedges to baking sheet lined with a Silpat baking mat or just spray the pan with cooking spray. Either will work. Bake the scones for 22 to 26 minutes, til they’re just barely starting to brown. Don’t allow the edges to become dark. Allow the scones to cool completely before icing. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the icing ingredients together til smooth. Pour generously over scones. Allow the icing to set before serving. Serve with yummy coffee. You can sprinkle chopped pecans over the icing before it sets if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads