Another scone recipe, I know, I know…but these are so good – and different. It’s almost maple syrup time and we are in the maple syrup region of Canada, so I thought I’d try this recipe from the cookbook, Breakfast Lunch Tea, and I was impressed to make yet another scone that tastes amazing. With it’s combination of flours and oats, real maple syrup and butter — it’s pretty hard to go wrong. The result is a tender scone with a crunchy outside – almost cookie-like, except you get to slather on some butter since it is a scone after all. As with all scone recipes, this is easy and will make a great addition to a brunch table or as a welcome snack with tea in the afternoon. Try not to eat 5 in a row.
Maple Syrup Scones
makes about 12-14 3 inch scones
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup large flake oats
1.5 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp granular sugar
3/4 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small squares
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp milk (or buttermilk, or coconut milk)
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
In large bowl, mix together flours, oats, sugar, salt and baking powder. Drop in butter chunks, and using your fingers, squeeze and drop the butter chunks, until evenly incorporated into the flour mixture and it resembles coarse meal. (see photo).
In small measuring cup mix together maple syrup and milk. Make a well in flour/butter mixture and pour in milk/syrup mixture. Using a fork, mix together until moistened, then use your hands to finish working the dough together. (you may need to add a little more liquid or a little more flour to make your dough malleable but not sticky).
Flour your countertop and turn out your dough. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to 1 1/4 inch thickness (approx). Using a round biscuit cutter, cut scones and place on baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg. Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes until golden. Enjoy!!
Note: You can also form your dough into a circle and cut it like a pie, separate and place triangles on baking sheet.