Posted in Everyday, Recipes

Maple White Chocolate Scones

I made these scones for a mother’s day brunch, and they were incredible so I’d like to share them with you all now. Try their deliciousness for yourselves and prepare to be amazed!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter (1/4 plus half a quarter in cup form)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips*
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 tsp maple extract
  • 1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tsp water (for glaze)

*Original recipe calls for toasted chopped pecans (I used chocolate as I was baking for someone with a nut allergy); you can put whatever you’d like in the scones: nuts, chocolate, etc.

Recipe makes about 12 scones.

Here’s what you do:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using fingertips, rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Do not overblend.
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Butter mixed into dry ingrediants until it resembles coarse meal
  • Stir in white chocolate chips.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cream, egg yolks, and maple extract until blended. Pour over the flour mixture; stir until moist clumps form.
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Wet and dry mixtures stirred together until moist clumps form
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently until smooth, about four turns.
  • Pat dough out to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Using 2-inch diameter glass or cutter, cut out scones. Gather scraps. Pat out dough and cut out additional scones. (Or you can try clumping the dough as you would a cookie.)
  • Transfer scones to prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg glaze.
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Scones ready to go in the oven, cut out and glazed
  • Bake until scones are browned and tester inserted comes out clean – about 13 minutes.
  • Cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature (I like them warm best).
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So yummy!

Have them with butter, cream and jam, or just have them plain; regardless, your taste buds will thank you!

Enjoy!

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