1/1 Photo of Double Maple Syrup Scones
Roxygirl in Colorado's Note:
I have always been a scone lover, and maple is my favorite flavor. There is a fine line with the texture I like: not to biscuit-like, not too cake-like, and a nut-like flavor, without chunks of nuts. This recipe is from is from "The King Arthur Baking Book" and has all that, plus some icing on the cake. Since my family has already requested this three times in four days, I decided to put this recipe where I can't lose it...Zaar!
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- 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening (or mix the two like I do) or 2/3 cup butter (or mix the two like I do)
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (can toast them if you like)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (I used pancake syrup, too)
- 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
- 1In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- 2Cut in the shortening and/or butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- 3Stir in walnuts.
- 4In a separate bowl, combine the milk, syrup, and maple flavoring.
- 5Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until you've formed a dry soft dough.
- 6Flour your work surface generously and scrape the dough out of the mixing bolw onto the floured surface.
- 7Divide the dough in half.
- 8Gently pat each half of dough into a 7 inch circle about 7/8 inch thick.
- 9Transfer dough (it will be soft) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I use my Silipat mat).
- 10Using a pizza wheel of sharp bench knife, divide each dough circle into eight wedges.
- 11Gently separate the wedges so that they're almost touching in the center, but are spaced about an inch apart at the edges.
- 12bake the scones for 15-18 minutes at 425, or until they're golden brown.
- 13Combine all frosting ingredients until creamy.
- 14Gently frost the tops of scones with the maple frosting.
- 15(I let the scones cool slightly before frosting.).
- 16Wait a couple of minutes before removing from sheet.
- 17They will be slightly fragile.
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Nutritional Facts for Double Maple Syrup Scones
Serving Size: 1 (1252 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 290.0
- Calories from Fat 128
- Total Fat 14.2 g
- Saturated Fat 3.0 g
- Cholesterol 2.3 mg
- Sodium 245.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 13.6 g
- Protein 4.4 g