I’ve been wanting to make scones for a loooong time and can’t believe it took me so long to make them. They’re so easy to make and are perfect for when you want to step your breakfast up a notch.
When we went to Paris last year, we went to Kooka Boora coffee shop about 4 times since it was the only place we liked for breakfast. They had delicious scones that were served with a fresh fruit marmalade that gave the scones the perfect touch of sweetness. Yep, we had the scones the four days we went there! (along with a quiche and a cappuccino). Since then I was more determined than ever to make scones and finally can say that I made some!
- For the scones
- 3 cups unbleached flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter (4 oz)n cut into tablespoon-sized pieces. Make sure the butter is cold.
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 to 2 tsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mix. If you’re not sure how to do this, see below the link for a demonstration video.
- Stir in the eggs and maple syrup.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the scones to a wire rack to cool before drizzling with the glaze.
- To make the glaze, mix all of the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until well-combined and thick.
Click HERE for the cutting butter video.
Here is what I did to shape the dough. Please excuse the quality of the photos but these were taken with my phone for instragram 😀