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:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

1Roast 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

2Preheat 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.

3Make 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.

4Fold 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.

5Cut 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.

6FOR 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.

7Microwave 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