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Maple Scones

May 25, 2010

We recently had a visit from an old friend.  Since we only get to see this friend every couple of years, I knew I wanted to make something extra special for her visit.  In a graceful act of the universe, my friend HoneyB just happened to introduce me to these scones the day before our friend’s arrival.  Perfect.

These maple scones are scrumptious!  They were very much enjoyed by all and B tells me they might be the best thing to come out of our kitchen yet!  (He says this a lot, but I think he always means it.)

Maple Scones
Inspired by The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Adapted from Baking and Books & this Epicurious.com recipe

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (packed) light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (or more) plus about 4-6 tablespoons 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (about) powdered sugar
  • tiny bit of cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl to blend (I used my KA). Add butter and cut in with pastry cutter or two butter knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Stir 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup maple syrup in small bowl to blend (A large measuring cup or a bowl with a lip to pour is helpful here). Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, mixing just until dough comes together and adding more milk by tablespoonfuls if dough is dry.
  4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently until smooth, about 5 turns. Using floured hands, pat out dough to 8-inch round; cut dough into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges to baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake scones until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and cinnamon in medium bowl to blend. Add 2/3 cup confectioners sugar and mix well. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking, until you have a thick smooth glaze.
  7. Drizzle glaze over warm scones. Let stand until glaze sets.
  8. Serve.  Impress.  Enjoy.
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2010 10:49 am

    :) so glad you liked them and wow, B impresses me – best thing eh? lol. They were pretty awful darn good. ;p

  2. May 25, 2010 12:18 pm

    I love scones and those look delicious!

  3. May 25, 2010 1:52 pm

    he he, well Grumpy is too, he just won’t admit it. ;)

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