Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Maple Walnut Scones




It's maple sugar time in Eastern Canada.
Time to taste all the sweetness our
Maple Syrup has to offer.
A natural product,
 made from the sap of the maple trees.

This maple scone recipe
makes a large batch of 16 scones.




Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cups butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup. (Pancake syrup will do also)
1/2 tsp maple flavouring/extract

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Preheat oven to 425 deg. F
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Stir in the walnuts


In a separate bowl stir together the milk,
 maple syrup and maple extract.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until a soft dough is formed.
Dump the dough onto a floured surface

Divide the dough in half.
Gently pat each half into a 7 inch circle about 7/8 inch thick.
Handle the dough as less as possible.

Cut each dough circle into 8 wedges and place on a cookie sheet.


With a pastry brush, I brush off the excess flour and brush the tops with milk to make them brown.

Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes (425 deg.)



Maple Glaze:
Combine 1 cup of powdered (icing sugar) sugar with 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp milk. (Add more milk is not liquid enough)
 Dribble over scones. (As you can see, I'm not a good dribbler)


Quebec Maple Syrup
I made another batch today with pecans:  Delicious also.