Spiced Scones With a Maple and Walnut glaze

Kathy Williams

By
@KMW2013

Made these for a co-worker who also loves scones.


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Rating:

Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
fine salt
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ginger
5 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 c
heavy cream, cold, plus more for brushing scones
1/2 tsp
maple extract
1 c
walnuts, roasted, and finely chopped, divided
1-2 Tbsp
brown sugar

FOR GLAZE

1/2 c
powered sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/4 c
or more of pure maple syrup
1/2 c
of roasted walnuts
heavy cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Roast walnuts until fragrant and lightly brown. In a bowl add the walnuts and toss in the brown sugar to coat. Cool.Using a food grinder or a pastic bag; grind or smash walnuts into tiny peices. Set aside
2
Preheat oven 400F. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter with flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
3
Make a well in the flour and pour in heavy cream and maple extract. Fold everything together just to incorporate. Do not over work the dough.
4
Fold in 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Turn out onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Shape into a 8 inch cirlce about 1/4 inch thick.
5
Cut dough into 8 wedges. Separate wedges about two inches apart. Brush scones with cream. Pake in oven for 15-18 minutes or until light golden. Do not over bake. Let scones cool for at least 20 minutes before applying the glaze.
6
FOR GLAZE. Sift powder sugar in a microwave bowl. Stir in maple syrup,and cinnamon until smooth. Add vanilla and butter.
Add more maple syrup to your taste.
7
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Whisk to smooth out lumps. Add the remaining roasted walnuts. Add more cream, if necessary to desire consistancey.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #maple, #walnuts, #sryup