Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fall Come Soon


Since I couldn't wait any longer for Starbucks to bring back their Maple Scones, I made my own. And I think these are just as good! I've never made scones before, but these weren't that difficult to make and they are super yummy.... And they make me think of a crisp fall afternoon. I cannot wait for fall- it is my very favorite season. Here's the recipe I used for the scones. I hope you enjoy the pictures I took of mine (just getting used to my new camera).You should make some scones too, and enjoy the sweet taste of fall.


Ingredients:

For The Scones

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cold butter (small pieces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2cup coarsely chopped pecans

Maple Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, finely grind oats.
  3. In a mixer, mix flour, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add maple syrup and butter and mix well.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the cream and maple extract.
  6. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Add pecans and mix just to incorporate.
  8. Place dough on a floured surface. Knead and pat dough into a 8 to 10 inch circle and cut into 8 wedges.
  9. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place wedges on top and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until light brown.
  10. Remove scones from oven to wire rack. Let cool about 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Adjust the amount of water to get to the desired consistency. Spread lots of glaze over each scone and dry about 15 minutes before serving.


Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm SO ready for fall!

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  2. Those scones look sooo yummy! I getting the ingredients to make them tomorrow.

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