Soft, buttery and flaky Scones with a finger-lickin’ Maple Glaze and topped with chopped Pecans. The best scones you’ll ever make at home!
Welcome to another Monday! I’ve come to love talking to you on Mondays. Not that I don’t like chatting with you on any other day, but when I get to relive our Saturday morning breakfasts here on da blog, I am especially happy. It’s a way to lengthen the weekend and think about the wonderful and most importantly delicious days that now lay sadly behind us. So let’s keep holding on to the weekend bliss just a tad bit longer.
These scones were hands down the best thing we’ve eaten all weekend long. Maybe even longer than that. I never know what we’re going to be hungry for once the weekend comes around, and making scones was totally unplanned. But when the mood strikes, I am more than willing to get to work.
I was not prepared for how much I would like them. I eventually had to hide them to keep us from eating just another one. They are THAT good.
Of all the scones I’ve been blessed enough to eat, I have never had anything like these. Forget the days of crumbly, dry and tasteless scones. You are about to see scones in a whole new light. So buttery, flaky and perfectly sweet, you won’t believe it. I am not joking, guys.
Who knew something as simple as scones could totally rock my world? Especially since there’s no chocolate involved. What’s happening to me?
I am hooked on maple syrup, that’s what!
Another thing that makes scones so appealing is the fact that they can be prepared in no time. Working rather quickly to keep the butter as cold as possible is actually pretty important. That’s one thing I learned from making several batches of scones so far. It’s what causes them to be so melt-in-your-mouth-worthy and gives them the perfect shape. I was able to have fresh scones in 30 minutes ready to be doused in one of the best glazes I’ve ever made.
One can’t go wrong with maple syrup and heavy cream to create a luscious glaze. I could seriously eat it with a spoon. It’s beyond yummy!
Do yourself and your loved ones a favor. Make scones ;).
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- 3. In another bowl, slightly whisk together heavy cream, egg, and vanilla or maple extract.
- 4. Using a pastry cutter, mix butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Add wet ingredients and using a wooden spoon, combine until fully incorporated and mostly smooth. Be careful not to over mix. The dough might not come together into one big ball, but into separate lumps, which is just fine. Turn dough out onto your work surface and using your hands, press into a 7-inch circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut circle into 8 equal triangles (like a pizza). Place triangles onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 15-16 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven transfer scones to wire racks to cool completely.
- 5. Once scones have mostly cooled, combine confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, maple syrup and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth and no lumps remain. Spoon desired amount of glaze over the scones. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Let sit for 5 minutes and then enjoy!
- Scones are best when enjoyed on the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.